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Subject: Re: Rotten Tomatoes Under Fire For "Justice League" Review
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Subject: Re: Rotten Tomatoes Under Fire For "Justice League" Review
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 17:05:18 -0500
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On 12/4/2017 4:30 PM, Ed Stasiak wrote:
>> Lewis
>>> Ed Stasiak
>>> Unless the film critic signed some kinda “approved disclosure” agreement,
>>> they’re free to say whatever they want about the movie or tv show.
>> Either way, has *nothing* to do with the 1st Amendment.
> “More than just a kerfuffle over one superhero movie, the incident raises
> larger questions about the relationship between reviewers and the public,
> the editorial objectivity of aggregators and how much studios should be
> _empowered to control the pre-release messaging_ of their films.”
> The above implies the studios have some kinda right to control what
> movie critics say about their flicks and that IS a 1st Amendment issue.

No, it is not a First Amendment issue.   The studio is not preventing 
reviewers from saying whatever they want about the film, they are simply 
not giving reviewers pre-release access to their property.