The Press: Free, Equal & Ridiculous

To Chicago's radio and television stations, Lar Daly, an obscure stool jobber with an unappeased appetite for public office, is a chronic squawk of static. Each time Perennial Candidate Daly runs for mayor of Chicago or President of the U.S., he shrilly demands his full free share of the air waves.* By law he has it coming: Section 315 of the Communications Act, the so-called "equal time" provision, requires a broadcasting station to give any political candidate as much time as it gives any other—as Daly knows full well. Last week Lar Daly's...

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