On October 9 we reported that the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Division has sent Letters of Inquiry to all 77 stations mentioned in the Center for Media and Democracy's study, Fake TV News, concerning TV stations whose newscasts have used video news releases without identifying th ... More >>
In May, our former colleague Rick Kennedy wrote about the Center for Media and Democracy's report Fake TV News, in which the group blasted television networks and their affiliates for passing off paid-for news as The Real Thing--including, in one instance in February, our very own WFAA-Channel 8. Wr ... More >>
In this week's Observer you'll find a story about WFAA-Channel 8's use of a Video News Release (or VNR) in a story it aired in February. VNRs are TV ads filmed to look like news stories, complete with fake reporters. The WFAA segment used shots from a VNR pushing diet supplements. But WFAA is unique ... More >>
PR becomes "reporting" at WFAA
Is George W. Bush a conservative? Author Bruce Bartlett doesn't think so,
and saying that cost him his job.