"Fake news" battle heats up via letter to the FCC; both sides allege distortions

FreePress.net and the Center for Media & Democracy are escalating their dispute with the broadcast industry over whether the government should force U.S. TV stations to tell viewers the source of news-program footage supplied by companies or PR firms pitching ideas or products. The trade assocation of news directors and a coalition of "VNR" producers claim CMD distorted the practices of TV stations; now CMD and FreePress say their 2005 report on "fake news" is being distorted. READ CMD NEWS RELEASE.