Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) is mad as hell and doesn’t want to take it anymore.
What’s gotten the Senator’s ire up are commercials that look like newscasts, B&C reports.
She wants to know why the Federal Trade Commission doesn’t tell the marketers who use this fake newscast technique "You can’t do that. You can’t pretend like you are broadcasting news when it is a paid advertisement," B&C reports.
Noting that the Federal Communications Commission has looked into this before, she will ask the FCC for an update.
Senator McCaskill articulated her complaint July 22 during a subcommittee hearing on advertising and consumer protection, B&C reported.