Thursday, April 14, 2005

Broadcasters Must Reveal Video Clips' Sources, FCC Says

Frank Ahrens, Washington Post

Television broadcasters must disclose to viewers the origin of video news releases produced by the government or corporations when the material runs on the public airwaves, the Federal Communications Commission said yesterday.

The FCC's ruling comes as video news releases produced by the Bush administration and aired as part of local television news reports have come under attack from critics who call them unlabeled Republican propaganda.

That was fast.

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