Excellence in journalism

Or more appropriately, a total lack thereof:

A new study being released today by the Center for Media and Democracy found at least 77 TV stations around the country have aired corporate-sponsored video news releases over the past 10 months. The report accuses the TV stations of actively disguising the content – which has been paid for by companies like General Motors, Panasonic and Pfizer – to make it appear to be their own reporting. In a broadcast exclusive we speak with the authors of the report and air examples of the video news releases.

To account for the sorry state of democracy, we need look no farther than the profit driven, corporate controlled “fourth branch”. This kind of crap has got to stop.

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