Reporters find milk contaminated - Monsanto and Fox kill story, fire reporters
Reporters Steve Wilson and Jane Akre were first asked by FOX News and later bribed, to downplay a story they had on a cancer-causing growth hormone
called Posilac. They reported on contaminated drugged milk, with potential human health problems - cancer, across most of the country.
The reporters decided to blow the whistle on FOX News and filed a law suit. After the ordeal was over, it was discovered in the appeals court that
it's actually not against the law to falsify the "News."
Enjoy your glass of milk....
Fox said ...
We paid 3 billion dollars for these television stations .
We'll tell YOU what the news is, the news is what we say it is.
If you refuse to present this story as we want it presented you will be fired for insubordination.
posted on 25-3-2008
This all happened like 10 years ago and as appalling as it all sounds coming from "their" side of the story, as with all stories there are two
The planned four-part piece, which Fox argued in court was
not breakthrough journalism, never aired. Wilson and Akre claimed Monsanto’s rant caused the station to pressure them to broadcast lies—which were
basically Monsanto’s defense of its product. WTVT executives countered that they were merely demanding fairness. Wilson and Akre stalled for nine
months, producing no other significant work. They constantly rewrote the rBGH script and then, according to the litigation, torpedoed the series every
time it neared completion. The reporters claimed they rewrote the script 83 times. They had to bend ordinary mathematics and the English language to
get that total: If they added a few words to each part of the series, they called that four rewrites of the project.
By late 1997 the station was fed up and decided not to renew the reporters’ contract. Wilson and Akre filed suit in May 1998.