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Old 03-03-2013, 02:30 AM  
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Just Another Reason to Not Believe Anything You See on MSM TV...

Why CBS Can’t Be Trusted With the News


What may seem like a small story of interest merely to geeks and journalists shows that corporations do, in fact, tell their editors what they can say.

After the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, during which companies show off many of the new year’s gadgets, 40 editors of the online news and reviews site CNET met to vote on their best in show awards. They decided that the best device they saw in the whole show was the Dish satellite network’s Hopper, a digital video recorder that can skip commercials and send recordings to your iPad.

But there was a problem. CNET is owned by CBS and CBS is suing Dish over that very device. CBS learned of the decision and ordered CNET to revote, excluding the Hopper from consideration.

CNET reviews editor Lindsey Turrentine writes in a post, “I could have quit right then. Maybe I should have. I decided that the best thing for my team was to get through the day as best we could and to fight the fight from the other side.”

CNET reporter Greg Sandoval did quit, saying on Twitter, “I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.”

The Verge, another technology news and reviews site, reports the following: “Apparently the move to strike the Hopper from the awards was passed down directly to [CBS Interactive News executive Mark] Larkin from the office of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. Moonves has been one of the most outspoken opponents of the Hopper, telling investors at one point, ‘Hopper cannot exist ... if Hopper exists, we will not be in business with (Dish).’ ”

It may seem obvious that corporations owning the news will inevitably lead to such conflicts of interest and censorship. But there has traditionally been an understanding in all forms of media that the truth is the truth and editors have independence from their paymasters. This story shows that not only is CBS willing to bend editorial decisions to its corporate interests, but with such brazenness, we have entered a new era in which the owners of news don’t even care about the pretense of truth and independence.

Forget the Hopper for a moment. Why should we believe that Leslie Moonves doesn’t pick up the phone when he sees something he doesn’t like planned for “60 Minutes”?

—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer. Follow him on Twitter: @peesch.
- See more at: http://www.truthdig.com/eartothegrou....XuW8EXQJ.dpuf

http://www.truthdig.com/eartothegrou...news_20130114/


Coming from the network that brought us RatherGate and other smash MSM hits, it's hardly surprising...News doesn't shape the media, Media shapes the news...
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:01 AM   #2
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I know you're making a broader point, but I just want to play part of this back in slow motion and see if maybe I missed something.

These poor misguided journalists took a stand over entertainment hardware? That's where they saw the clear white line and declared, "No more will I be a pawn in this insane game?"

Okay. Cool. They reclaimed their souls. Sorry about all that money you spent on J school, mom and dad. I've come back to the farm. They tarted me up and told me to suck the corporate cock and I couldn't do it. I have morals and values, mom and dad. They never said I was going to have to do those things. (sob, sob, snuffle.)

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Old 03-03-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #4
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I know you're making a broader point, but I just want to play part of this back in slow motion and see if maybe I missed something.

These poor misguided journalists took a stand over entertainment hardware? That's where they saw the clear white line and declared, "No more will I be a pawn in this insane game?"

Okay. Cool. They reclaimed their souls. Sorry about all that money you spent on J school, mom and dad. I've come back to the farm. They tarted me up and told me to suck the corporate cock and I couldn't do it. I have morals and values, mom and dad. They never said I was going to have to do those things. (sob, sob, snuffle.)

Whatever. Reset.
I realize it wasn't a scintillating topic, but it does demonstrate how the left-leaning MSM can alter public perception and shape America's opinions while spoon-feeding the public what they want them to see, and ultimately, elections.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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Oh shit son, a ploy by a TV show to boost ratings. Scandal!!!
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The top one's pretty shitty, I am quite glad that these major TV networks will continue to become less and less relevant as new media begins to take their place. It's unhealthy to have public discourse controlled and regulated by only a few major media outlets.
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