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I recently asked a question about journalistic responsibility, it's been deleted (doesn't show up in my questions). What has happened?

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  • Re. your question "How are they allowed to do this" part of the answer might be Freedom of the press in the United States ... if you want to ask questions like that, the Politics.SE site might be an on-topic place to do that. – ChrisW Jan 17 '15 at 13:46
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    Please read the Welcome to Skeptics topic: note that topics on this site must be questions asking for evidence about notable claims. A question like "What's the evidence that ...?" is on-topic here, but "How ...?" and "Why ...?" are usually not on-topic. – ChrisW Jan 17 '15 at 13:49
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Looks like we crossed paths. I deleted the question, and before I finished posting the reasons, you had already asked this question. The original question now has a comment on it explaining that the question is (way) off-topic.

I took longer than normal, because I started to write a comment that included a pointer to the US Constitution, but then I decided that would be a pseudo-answer, which we aren't fond of, and changed my mind.

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  • WTF, you chose not to give me any information at all over giving me some information? – Alec Teal Jan 17 '15 at 13:42
  • Back to the decent SE sites for me. – Alec Teal Jan 17 '15 at 13:42
  • I was also worried that explaining that the USA had a First Amendment might be seen as patronising. – Oddthinking Jan 17 '15 at 13:48
  • I would imagine the US has a trades description act, you cannot lie about products, you can regulate and have freedom of speech. – Alec Teal Jan 17 '15 at 13:50
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    Perhaps you should commit to Law.SE to find a place to discuss that. – Oddthinking Jan 17 '15 at 13:56

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