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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: Bush planted fake news stories on American TV Reply with quote

Another (impeachable?) crime from the Bush administration...

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article621189.ece

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Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products.

Investigators from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking information about stations across the country after a report produced by a campaign group detailed the extraordinary extent of the use of such items.

The report, by the non-profit group Centre for Media and Democracy, found that over a 10-month period at least 77 television stations were making use of the faux news broadcasts, known as Video News Releases (VNRs). Not one told viewers who had produced the items.

"We know we only had partial access to these VNRs and yet we found 77 stations using them," said Diana Farsetta, one of the group's researchers. "I would say it's pretty extraordinary. The picture we found was much worse than we expected going into the investigation in terms of just how widely these get played and how frequently these pre-packaged segments are put on the air."

Ms Farsetta said the public relations companies commissioned to produce these segments by corporations had become increasingly sophisticated in their techniques in order to get the VNRs broadcast. "They have got very good at mimicking what a real, independently produced television report would look like," she said.


I really wonder when all the news on Bush administration crimes is going to stop, for us Europeans "America" is becoming a bad joke on humanity.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caught red handed....won't matter with the sheeple over here. They'll be worried about Paris Hilton's new sunglasses or some other idiocy quicker than you can snap your fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who? Laughing

Maybe to some people...I don't even watch the tube. I don't read our newspapers, don't watch tv, don't watch many movies that aren't documentaries, and generally avoid propaganda machines and programming.

Maybe that's why I'm such a radical, eh? People say "WHAT!?!? Disband the government and start over?!?!?!" You should hear the responses I get...."Ron Paul will fix it!" Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd leave this country in a heartbeat if I had the chance......

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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