The FCC was reached by an anonymous complaint that Sinclair Broadcast Group was airing paid programming during news programs without disclaiming to viewers that the stories were actually sponsored ads…According to the FCC, the sponsored ads were run as news stories no fewer than 1,7000 times. In response, the FCC has slapped Sinclair Broadcast Group with a fine of $13.4 million. CINEMABLEND We are sorry that this post was not useful for you! Let us improve this post! Tell us how we can improve this post?
To the average viewer, seeing a commercial that looks like a news story during KOMO TV news, is truly FAKE NEWS. Sinclair was fined for it. KOMO continues the practice, but an initial call to KOMO this morning by PugetSound.Media reached a “denial” by the newsperson that answered the phone. The ad/fake news story ran during the 11:00 a.m. hour
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