"What Is Really Rotten in the Food Lion Case: Chilling the Media's Unethical Newsgathering Techniques" - Lori Keeton - Florida Law Review

"What Is Really Rotten in the Food Lion Case: Chilling the Media's Unethical Newsgathering Techniques" - Lori Keeton - Florida Law Review

by: Lori Keeton | publication date: January 1, 1997 | Publication: Florida Law Review |

". . .This case brings up the almost impossible balance that must be achieved between the press' rights, the public's need to know, and a business' right to privacy. Should reporters be allowed to lie about who they are and what they are doing to get a good story? How far is too far? Where should the line be drawn between acceptable and unacceptable newsgathering practices. . .?"

Lori Keeton examines the legal ramifications ABC received for "PrimeTime Live's" exposé of Food Lion and other cases.

Copyrighted, used with permission from the Florida Law Review. Originally published in the Florida Law Review. Lori Keeton, What Is Really Rotten in the Food Lion Case, 49 Fla. L. Rev. 111 (1997).