Flipping the channel on anti-Kerry TV

By Mark Follman
Published October 15, 2004 11:14PM (UTC)
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Josh Marshall floats an interesting idea today for countering Sinclair Broadcasting's TV campaign against John Kerry down the homestretch.

"I understand that George Soros is a rather wealthy man. Perhaps he should announce that he is interested in buying 90 minutes of prime time air time on Sinclair Broadcasting to show either 'Fahrenheit 9/11' or, even more appropriately, 'Going Upriver', the new movie out about John Kerry during the Vietnam era.

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"If Sinclair won't sell the time, they're exposed for what they already clearly are. If the FEC won't allow it, on the premise that it amounts to a de facto campaign contribution to the Democrats or the Kerry campaign, then the folly of our current campaign laws is exposed."


Mark Follman

Mark Follman is Salon's deputy news editor. Read his other articles here.

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