Stop the Fake News
A series of “facts” reported on the evening news turns out to be nothing more than a pre-packaged, ready-to-serve report that was prepared by a government agency and sent to TV stations all over the country. Russia before the collapse of the Soviet Union? Nope. Right here in the U.S.A.
Government infomercials disguised as “news” are becoming a more and more common occurrence. The Bush administration has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars creating these fake news reports.
This fake “news” epidemic has already been reported at The Cranky Liberal Pages. Now you can do something about it here. Please take a minute to send this boilerplate e-mail to the FCC demanding that they stop these infomercials disguised as news (or at least require the media to label them as an infomercials).
I saw the link on Blogging Out Loud, but you’ll probably (hopefully) be seeing it at a lot more sites. It is illegal to present a political infomercial without identifying it as such.
If enough of these e-mails are sent, perhaps the FCC will take some time out from their witch-hunt for “indecent” TV programs and pay more attention to the real indecency: government propaganda disguised as news.
Well, we can dream, can’t we?