Is Lying On the Radio...Legal?
Highly politicized, partisan companies like Salem Media Group have a hold on the airwaves — and they don’t plan to give it up. This week, Senior Vice President of Salem Phil Boyce speaks candidly to reporter Katie Thornton about the personalities he handpicked to spread Salem’s message and about the company’s plans to expand into the media world off the airwaves. Peddling election denialism seems to be a solid business model — but is it legal?
This episode is an adaptation of our latest series, The Divided Dial. You can listen to the full series here.
The Divided Dial is reported and hosted by journalist and Fulbright Fellow Katie Thornton. You can follow her work on Instagram or on her website. The Divided Dial was edited by On the Media's executive producer, Katya Rogers. With production support from Max Balton and fact-checking by Tom Colligan, Sona Avakian, and Graham Hacia. Music and sound design by Jared Paul. Jennifer Munson is our technical director. Art by Michael Brennan. With support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
"All the fact-checkers are liberal!" Hahahaha! That's facts for ya.
I really wish she'd asked the Salem guy what he thinks is the difference between journalists (NYT, WaPo, etc.) and "storytellers" (Salem hosts)... you know, other than ethics, standards, and legal liability. What a POS.