Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Legal Question of Our Times

Must NBC Stop Running Law & Order If Fred Thompson Announces His Candidacy or else face the obligation to give rival candidates equal time?

Apparently the answer is yes... or maybe... or who knows?

Does it also mean that the networks cannot show any of his movies including Hunt for the Red October, Cape Fear and Die Hard II unless they also show an equal amount of footage of Hillary Clinton sitting through Bill's impeachment hearings? Thompson was also on some episodes of Matlock, which seems to run on cable 24 hours a day, and he did an episode of Sex and the City.


Fenris Badwulf said...

You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see how this one is being set up.

If our activists in NBC can pull it off: Continue playing Fred Thompson stuff, then 'lose' a lawsuit (tee hee! nudge nudge) and parlez over a huge number of free minuites to Comrade Hillary, or whoever is the candidate of choice for our Red Vanguard.

Great idea, eh?

John Nicklin said...

American election law is just goofy. Thompson's appearances on L&O have nothing to do with any presidential bid. I watch fairly regularly and I have never heard him say vote for me in 2008. He's leaving the show, it might be unfair advantage if he stayed on and they managed to slip in a few references to running for prez o the US.

eng said...

Can we get Lee Majors to run for something, anything?

I miss the old reruns of the Six Million Dollar Man. They'd have to show them, at least for the duration of an election campaign. I'm sure that would be enough to get it out of my system.

Little Tobacco said...

they're bringing back the Bionic woman