Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 4:28am
WHEN IS ENTERTAINMENT TOO POLITICAL?
[SOURCE: AdAge, AUTHOR: Ira Teinowitz]
As the hubbub mounts over negative political ads, another controversy is emerging over what should count as political advocacy on TV and what is entertainment. Just this week, a Democratic candidate for governor of California challenged an appearance by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on "The Tonight Show" as being akin to a political ad, and broadcast networks rejected an ad for a documentary film about the Dixie Chicks for being too political.
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