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    Fake TV News: News Release

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    Craig Aaron, Free Press, (202) 265-1490 x 25

    New Report: Fake TV News Widespread and Undisclosed

    Investigation catches 77 local TV stations presenting corporate PR as real news
    Groups file complaint urging FCC to take action against deceptive broadcasters

    WASHINGTON The Center for Media Democracy and Free Press today exposed an epidemic of fake news infiltrating local television broadcasts across country. At a press conference in Washington with FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein, the groups called for a crackdown on stations that present corporate-sponsored videos as genuine news to an unsuspecting audience.

    The full report -- "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed" -- is now available complete with VNR and TV station video footage at www.prwatch.org/fakenews/execsummary.

    "It's shocking to see how product placement moves secretly unfiltered from the boardroom to the newsroom and then straight into our living rooms," said Diane Farsetta, a senior researcher at CMD and co-author of the report. "Local TV broadcasts -- the most popular news source in the United States -- frequently air VNRs without fact-checking, conducting their own reporting, or disclosing that the footage has been provided and sponsored by big corporations."

    Investigators captured 77 television stations actively disguising sponsored content from companies including General Motors, Intel, Pfizer and Capital One to make it look like their own reporting. More than one-third of the time, stations aired fake news stories in their entirety as their own reporting.

    Despite repeated claims from broadcasters that they do not air VNRs as news, the new report reveals just the tip of the iceberg. Instances of fake TV news documented by CMD likely represent less than 1 percent of VNRs distributed to local newsrooms since June 2005. Fraudulent news reports have likely been aired on hundreds of more local newscasts in the past year.

    Approximately 80 percent of the stations snared in the investigation are owned by large conglomerates. The list of the worst offenders includes Clear Channel, News Corp./Fox Television, Viacom/CBS, Tribune Co. and Sinclair Broadcast Group - whose Oklahoma City affiliate was caught airing VNRs on six separate occasions.

    "The evidence suggests a strong connection between media consolidation and the broadcast of deceptive, pre-packaged propaganda," said Timothy Karr, campaign director of Free Press. "When all station owners care about is profit margins, fake news can prove irresistible. After all, VNRs are free. Reporting news that's meaningful to local communities isn't. And without decisive government action, the fake news problem will only get worse."
    Bah no regulation, let them do whatever they want ! No responsibility ! FREEEEEEE MARKEEEEET !

    Full article here. http://www.prwatch.org/fakenews/release

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    WASHINGTON The Center for Media Democracy and Free Press today exposed an epidemic of fake news infiltrating local television broadcasts across country. At a press conference in Washington with FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein, the groups called for a crackdown on stations that present corporate-sponsored videos as genuine news to an unsuspecting audience.
    It's a shame no one has the fucking guts to do anything especially the government I've known the general media has been controlled for years, my suspicion just gets confirmed more and more when they start parroting about what people hate and the government tells them how to say it.

    This is why I hate the news media and why I say that the internet is the only truly free piece of media we have and this is proof, it's good to have no regulation on free media becaues the internet is what we'd get, but the government have had the media in their pockets in the shadows for a long long time.

    If the internet didn't exist we wouldn't be able to say we hated the government, we wouldn't be able to post documentaries about wars that told facts and we wouldn't be able to discuss things the government have told us about and question it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethn View Post

    This is why I hate the news media and why I say that the internet is the only truly free piece of media we have and this is proof, it's good to have no regulation on free media becaues the internet is what we'd get, but the government have had the media in their pockets in the shadows for a long long time.
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    I actually was a churchgoing Catholic till i was about 15 i still hold many of their morals true except their very conservative attitude towards ... masturbation i tend to disagree with that on a daily basis...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethn View Post
    , but the government have had the media in their pockets in the shadows for a long long time.
    I respectfully disagree. I believe it's major corporations who have the media and the government in their pockets. They own them both after all.

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    Fox Television

    I lol'd when I saw that hahaha...
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    Lethn, you are a dumbass, even the internet can be bought
    lol maybe but no ones had the guts to give it a try yet, not even Rupert Murdoch.

    I respectfully disagree. I believe it's major corporations who have the media and the government in their pockets. They own them both after all.
    Know what you mean but I pretty much see them all as the same anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethn View Post
    Know what you mean but I pretty much see them all as the same anyway.
    I can get that. I just think it's important to keep the distinctions of who is actually in charge. Know thy enemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethn View Post
    lol maybe but no ones had the guts to give it a try yet, not even Rupert Murdoch.
    I just used calling you a dumbass as an excuse to put paid for by the coca cola co. at the bottom, if I was being serious I probably would have left the dumbass part out, probably the coca cola part to.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realbigdeal22 View Post
    I actually was a churchgoing Catholic till i was about 15 i still hold many of their morals true except their very conservative attitude towards ... masturbation i tend to disagree with that on a daily basis...
    Would saying I survived Young People Fucking be in bad taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skree View Post
    Bah no regulation, let them do whatever they want ! No responsibility ! FREEEEEEE MARKEEEEET !

    Full article here. http://www.prwatch.org/fakenews/release

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharkon Fargor View Post
    Skree! You da bomb man! you da bomb!
    TY, I just try to bring a little cheer into everyones day !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tharkon Fargor View Post
    Skree! You da bomb man! you da bomb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IthroZada View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skree View Post
    Bah no regulation, let them do whatever they want ! No responsibility ! FREEEEEEE MARKEEEEET !

    Full article here. http://www.prwatch.org/fakenews/release
    Lol, let's see what happened here. A non-governmental organization busted a company doing shady shit, the public is informed of said shady shit, the company loses the faith of it's customers, which causes them to lose money, which causes them to stop doing shady shit. Yep, free market in action, works like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezrith View Post
    Lol, let's see what happened here. A non-governmental organization busted a company doing shady shit, the public is informed of said shady shit, the company loses the faith of it's customers, which causes them to lose money, which causes them to stop doing shady shit. Yep, free market in action, works like a charm.
    Shut up, free market is bad. Vote Socialism.

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