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Fake TV news scandal breaks wide open

On Thursday the Center for Media and Democracy released a new multi-media report, “Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed,” on how corporate-funded video news releases — fake TV news — are routinely aired, without disclosure, as though they were independent news reports. The report includes 36 video news releases, a map of all the VNR stations exposed by the CMD report, and a spreadsheet listing the 77 television stations that aired this fake news, by state.
According to feature article/interview on alternet by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, the stations implicated are scattered throughout 30 states and are affiliated with all of the major networks: ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. And many of the stations are owned by some of the country’s largest media companies, including Clear Channel, News Corp, Viacom, the Tribune Co. and Sinclair Broadcast.
For more info click here and here. Then tell the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that fake news MUST STOP here

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