As I was waiting for my car’s oil change and watching T.V., I noticed that in the two hours I was there (sigh - way too long for an oil change) that the local Fox affiliate was showing anti-Obama ads, but no anti-McCain or pro-Obama ads. I had it in my pea-brain somewhere that the media is supposed to allow equal time to both parties.
Is that correct? I could see where I could be wrong (happens more than I’d like). Or is there more to it? Is it possible for a station to air one party’s ads at one time of day and another party’s at a different time? Do the stations even have to offer the time (that is, to they have an obligation to tell one party that the other has purchased x number of minutes of ad time?) and offer to let them purchase an equal amount?