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FCC Probes TV Over Iraq War Coverage

Oct 7, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether broadcast television news operations and military analysts violated rules meant to make sponsorships more transparent, the Wall Street Journal reports. The FCC sent letters to TV military analysts who received private Pentagon briefings and were taken on tours of Iraq in exchange for more favorable commentary on the war, the paper says. The FCC rules bar broadcasters and their employees from accepting money, goods or services in exchange for on-air promotion without telling viewers of the arrangement, the paper notes.
—Greg Baumann

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