The Media Can Legally Lie

If you need any more proof that the TV ‘News’ media is nothing more than another show, look no further than the article in the link below.
( And if you’re the kind of person who says he will believe something only once he’s seen it on the evening news, you may want to read it, too, and re-think your policy.)

In 1996, Jane Acre and her husband, Todd Wilson, two investigative reporters for FOX News, decided to do a story on the health risks of bovine growth hormone (rBGH).
But within a week, Fox executives and their attorneys wanted the reporters to use statements from Monsanto representatives that the reporters knew were false and to make other revisions to the story that were in direct conflict with the facts. Fox editors then tried to force Akre and Wilson to continue to produce the distorted story. When they refused and threatened to report Fox’s actions to the FCC, they were both fired.(Project Censored #12 1997)”

Acre and Todd sued the FOX station for having wrongfully fired them and initilly won the case, but the verdict was overturned in an appeals court, in which FOX made the case that there were no written rules against lying and distorting facts in the media. They never denied they had asked Acre to lie, but said it was their right to do so. The court decided that:
“the FCC policy against falsification of the news does not rise to the level of a “law, rule, or regulation,” it was simply a “policy.” Therefore, it is up to the station whether or not it wants to report honestly.”

People, wake up! The “News’ is no there to inform you, it is there to shape your views so that they serve corporate interests.

To read the article from Project Censored, go to
http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/11-the-media-can-legally-lie/

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One response to “The Media Can Legally Lie

  1. “Man came silently into the world, but though his coming is shrouded in mystery – in the sense that we still know very little about the actual beginnings of human existence – from earliest known history man has given evidence of an intense yearning to understand himself and his environment. However crudely and primitively man has always sought to crystallize some organizing principle that would, BY CREATING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS, relate him to the universe and help define his place in it.” ~Between Two Ages

    Let’s see if you’re informed enough on this subject to connect the dots and tell me why the preceding passage from Brzezinski is significant.

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