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As Ben Swann points out “In most of these cases where O’Brien uses anchors from different TV stations all over the country reading the exact same script word for word, the source of that script is some kind of wire service. This means those stations have subscribed to AP, Reuters, CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, etc wire services. In those cases, the wire story will come down and a station reporter or producer will copy and paste it word for word into a newscast. The problem with this policy is that reporters and producers simply take that content as gospel and no one in any newsroom ever bothers to fact check or verify if the wire story is correct. Simply put, in a newsroom, if it is on the wire it has to be true.”
I guess that's proof a scripted message is being delivered.
It's not laziness ... it's mass media ... and they've been driving the train a long time now.
There are several vids out there about it. A lot of news organizations get their stories from the same place, and do little to change them, except when it comes to commentary. Of course, that's to be expected when 6 corporations have a monopoly on news world-wide. Source
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself.
China will require its 250,000 journalists to pass a 'Marxism test'
In the several months leading up to the exam, the government has mandated that reporters take weekly classes to ensure “political consistency” with the Communist Party line.
“Some reporter[s] who lack ethics still have not surfaced,” one Marxist educator told the state-run Global Times. “We urgently need to educate media circles with the Marxist view of journalism. Such education can't be loosened and should be conducted in a long term.”
Other exam topics are said to include:[I]
• education in “the leading role of the Party in publicity” and the nature of media as a “field and weapon to address the Party's thinking and political ideas;”
• guidance on writing critically about Japan, especially the “right-leaning” administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe;
• instructions to critique those who advocate human rights, democracy, or the freedom of the press, as enemies “bent on attacking the teachings of the Communist Party;”
•precepts such as, “the relationship between the Party and the news media is one of leader and the led;”
•topics in “journalistic ethics” and techniques for “preventing rumors.”[/I]