Monday, June 22, 2009

Billboard cartel says no to questioning Obama

"These people have a very strange sense of what is political and what is not," said Farah. "Apparently, support for Obama is not political, but questioning is – and it's also, by definition, misleading. It's scary that people like this are actually working as media professionals. They have no sense of standards at all. And they have no clue about the proper role and responsibility of the media in a free and open society."

Farah points out the OAAA claims to "advocate the use of outdoor advertising for political, editorial, public service and other noncommercial messages." Yet, he says, "If that message is one they disagree with, all bets are off. If that message is one that might potentially compromise their ability to seek favors from government, all bets are off. If that message is one that is not 'politically correct,' then all bets are off."

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