EPIC MEDIA FAIL: CNN Releases A VNR For Vaccines Just In Time For The School Year


This, ladies and gentlemen, is called a VNR, Video News release, made by the government or a large corporations and slapped with a logo and passed of as real news.

FEDERA LJACK writes:

This, ladies and gentlemen, is called a VNR, a Video News release. They are made by large corporations, like in this case big pharma. The CNN logo is slapped on and instantly you think it is a real “news” report. Just remember that the supreme court ruled the mainstream media can lie to you and report it as fact and it isn’t illegal…

For those who aren’t familiar with the pre-packaged video news release or perhaps even think its some conspiracy that only happens in the mind of whack-jobs, here’s dear old George W Bush getting hammered for using them by a rare breed real reporter.

Bush Admits Government Plants Fake News Stories For Political Agendas

Bush admits he participates in the long standing federal government practice of planting fake propaganda news stories in US media to promote political agendas.

Bush Admits To Following the Long-Standing Federal Government Practice Of Planting Fake (Pre-Packaged Video News Releases) News Stories In The US Media
Bush Admits To Following the Long-Standing Federal Government Practice Of Planting Fake (Pre-Packaged Video News Releases) News Stories In The US Media
In this clip, Bush tells a reporter it has been a long standing federal government practice to pay journalists to run fake pre-packaged news stories, which serve as government propaganda to further political agendas.

For more just Google “bush government planted news stories”

As an example, in the first result, The Independent reports:

Bush ‘planted fake news stories on American TV’

Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies’ products.

Investigators from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking information about stations across the country after a report produced by a campaign group detailed the extraordinary extent of the use of such items.

The report, by the non-profit group Centre for Media and Democracy, found that over a 10-month period at least 77 television stations were making use of the faux news broadcasts, known as Video News Releases (VNRs). Not one told viewers who had produced the items.

“We know we only had partial access to these VNRs and yet we found 77 stations using them,” said Diana Farsetta, one of the group’s researchers. “I would say it’s pretty extraordinary. The picture we found was much worse than we expected going into the investigation in terms of just how widely these get played and how frequently these pre-packaged segments are put on the air.”

Ms Farsetta said the public relations companies commissioned to produce these segments by corporations had become increasingly sophisticated in their techniques in order to get the VNRs broadcast. “They have got very good at mimicking what a real, independently produced television report would look like,” she said.

The FCC has declined to comment on the investigation but investigators from the commission’s enforcement unit recently approached Ms Farsetta for a copy of her group’s report.

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Source: The independent

Source: The Alexander Higgins Blog

Just as epic – ‘In my line of work you have to repeat things over and over and over again for the “truth” to sink in. You have got to catapult the propaganda’

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