Tuesday, August 15, 2006
FCC Cracking Down On "Fake News?"
The FCC reportedly sent out letters on Friday to 42 holders of some 77 broadcast licenses as they look into the shockingly widespread practice of "fake news," the casual use of videos created by the Bush administration or major corporations in TV broadcasts on local news stations. The FCC says the pieces should be identified as to their source. I say no TV station that wants a shred of credibility would ever broadcast one in the first place. It's a long overdue response to a complaint in April filed by Free Press and the Center for Media and Democracy. Don't worry -- as soon as Bush hears about this, I'm sure he'll crack down on the FCC.