Thursday, April 14, 2005

The FCC Scolds Television News Programs

The Washington Post reports:

Television broadcasters must disclose to viewers the origin of video news releases produced by the government or corporations when the material runs on the public airwaves, the Federal Communications Commission said yesterday.

Isn’t it sad that the FCC has to require television news shows to admit when they’re passing off a public relations film as news? We hear a lot about biased news, well how about lazy news! Sure, it’s a little squirrelly for federal agencies to be producing fake news reports but, come on, what kind of two-bit news programs are being produced in this country?

And we always thought it was the weather report that was the most dishonest part of the news.


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