Reporters find milk contaminated - Monsanto and Fox kill story, fire reporters

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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 ...
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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.

By netchicken: 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 sides:

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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.


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By Venus: posted on 26-3-2008

The Research Queen found the rest of the story! :jump
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 26-3-2008

By TUTUTKAMEN: posted on 26-3-2008

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Originally posted by TUTUTKAMEN
 http://www.google.com/searc...



Yeah it took about 10 seconds ;)
By Venus: posted on 27-3-2008

LOL :)

I guess I take the blame for not investigating further :) I bow to the master :)
By netchicken: posted on 27-3-2008








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