1. Which of the following was not a reason the : 2132689
1. Which of the following was not a reason the Supreme Court used to justify its ruling against L.B. Sullivan in his libel suit against The New York Times?
A. Sullivan had not been identified in the advertisement.
B. The Times circulated only a few copies in Alabama.
C. Sullivan could not show any harm.
D. None of these reasons were used.
2. Generally speaking, it would be negligent for a reporter or editor to publish
A. an Associated Press story without checking it out completely.
B. allegations that are supported by several credible source, but strongly denied by the subject of the story.
C. a story based on allegations that are made by a source who has been found to be unreliable in the past.
D. all of the above.
3. Some courts have used three criteria suggested by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether a reporter or editor exhibited reckless disregard for the truth. Which of the following is not one of these three?
A. Was there time to check the story?
B. How reliable was the source of the story?
C. Was the story probable?
D. Was the story verified by two independent sources?
4. Which of the following businesses would likely be regarded as a public figure in a libel suit?
A. A meat packing company that was fined for selling unsafe hamburger.
B. A department store that was sued for failing to promote qualified female employees.
C. An appliance store that attached parachutes to refrigerators, clothes dryers and dishwashers and dropped them from a plane into a public park to advertise its business.
D. All of them would be consider public figures.
5. In the 1967 ruling in AP v. Walker, Curtis v. Butts, the Supreme Court laid down a test for
A. libel per se.
C. actual malice.
D. none of the above.