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“We asked them for proof the statement...

“We asked them for proof the statement was true. They told us it was probably true. We said they would have to change ‘will’ to ‘probably.’ They would not alter the language, and we would not run it.”

--KABC-TV official John Riedl, explaining why his station rejected a tobacco industry commercial claiming Proposition 99, which would raise cigarette taxes, “will cause major crime.”


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