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April 06, 2006
The story grows

It was bad enough when so-called "news" outlets were revealed to be airing government propaganda without acknowledging it as such.

Now we read that corporate propaganda gets the same treatment?

The next time "journalists" bemoan the world o'blog's cynicism and wonder why we don't trust them and trust their honesty and objectivity? Someone please mention this:

The center also said that many of the 69 stations took steps to blend the fake segments into their news broadcasts. Some had their news reporters or anchors read scripts supplied by corporations, the report said, and many had altered screen graphics to include the station's logo.

The report said that a few stations had introduced publicists as if they were their on-air reporters. Only a handful of stations added any independently gathered information or videotape, it said.

When Moyers talks about "A Culture of Corruption", he doesn't go far enough.

And I don't know about you, but I don't take seriously any reports of the media feeling humbled by their failures in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. As long as their masters are wholly owned by corporations, nothing much is going to change, is it?

Posted by AnneZook at 08:32 PM