Election Coverage

Oct 29, 2012 11:43 AM by Melissa Canone

KATC in Middle of Political Commercial Controversy

The District 3 Congressional race continues to heat up, and we at KATC are in the middle of it. Our newscast is featured in an ad, without prior permission, put out by Congressman Charles Boustany.

KATC has sent a cease and desist letter to the Boustany camp to immediately pull the ad. The orignial story we aired was about a brochure distributed by the Lafayette Tea Party which had false information regarding Dr. Boustany.

In the story KATC was clear that Jeff Landry's campaign had nothing to do with the brochure, however, in Boustany's new ad, he blames Landry for the mis-information.

KATC has asked the campaign to remove the footage. It is the station's belief that using it violates the communications act and is copyright infringement.

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