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Mon Jan 9, 2012, 08:14 PM

 

REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation

Controversial legislation that the co-founder of Google has warned "would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world" has received virtually no coverage from major American television news outlets during their evening newscasts and opinion programming. The parent companies of most of these networks, as well as two of the networks themselves, are listed as official "supporters" of this legislation on the U.S. House of Representatives' website.

As the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) makes its way through Congress, most major television news outlets -- MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, and NBC -- have ignored the bill during their evening broadcasts. One network, CNN, devoted a single evening segment to it. (The data on lack of coverage is based on a search of the Lexis-Nexis database since October 1, 2011. The Nexis database does not include comprehensive daytime coverage, and also does not include Shep Smith's 7pm nightly Fox News program, so both are excluded from the study.)

more at: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201201050008

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rocktivity Jan 2012 #1
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Response to SixthSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 08:34 PM

1. Well, surprise surprise surprise!



Nothing would make me the MSM happier than for SOPA to go through as is -- people would have to go back to relying on newspapers and national broacasts again!


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Mon Jan 9, 2012, 09:02 PM

2. Just about the most propagandized nation on earth. Still, I'm not sure

how many Americans really realize we are so highly propagandized.

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