Fox News Lies protected by Free Speech

From DailyKOS

In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.
Lawyers paid by Bill O’Reilly’s bosses argued in court that Fox can lie with impunity.

It’s their right under the 1st Ammendment.

This suit was brought about because of a couple of “Investigative” journalists hired by a local Fox affiliate refused to insert false statements into their news piece to placate the programs producers. When they were fired for not changing the story, they sued Fox News.