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NETWORKS, STATIONS BREAKING LAW ON PRODUCT DISCLOSURE

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Experts who tout products on daytime television talk shows are frequently paid by the products’ manufacturers for their endorsement — despite FCC rules barring such paid recommendations without disclosure, the Washington Post observed today (Wednesday). The Post cited the case of Alison Rhodes, who is often introduced as a “safety mom” and touts products promoting […]

WATCHDOG GROUP PROTESTS PAY-TO-PLAY NEWS

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Washington D.C.-based media watchdog Free Press has filed a complaint with the FCC about the use of “experts” on shopping channels and television news and talk shows who are actually shills for the companies they’re talking about. The complaint cited articles by Los Angeles Times media columnist James Rainey in which he described numerous […]