Giuliani Vs. 'New York'

— NPR's Melissa Block reports from New York on the dispute between newly reelected Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New York magazine over an advertising campaign that used the mayor's name without his permission. At Giuliani's request, the Metropolitan Transit Authority removed ads from the sides of 25 city buses, which read: `New York Magazine: Possibly the only good thing in New York Rudy hasn't taken credit for.' The magazine is suing the MTA and the city, claiming its 1st Amendment right to comment on politicians applies to its ads. Giuliani counters that free speech is not the issue; he says the magazine is trading on his name for commercial purposes without his permission.



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