On August 18th, six American citizens made up the unanimous Jury which found in favor of Jane Akre, wrongly fired by the Network after threatening to expose the fact that they forced her to broadcast what she knew to be documented false information.
Less than six months later the Florida Court of Appeals overturned the Jury's $425,000 award decision to Ms. Akre in a six page written report stating that there is no law against intentionally lying to the public in a television broadcast.
The report went on to say that the FCC has a rule against distorting the news, but that is just a "Policy". The attorneys for Rupert Murdock the Networks owner, stood on the First Amendment, claiming Journalists have a right to lie if they want to. http://www.sierratimes.com/03/02/28/arpubmg022803.htm