Fake News O Day- Thought it would be interesting to see where these videos pop upSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


Fake News O Day- Thought it would be interesting to see where these videos pop up

16 November 2006 at 1:29:45 PM

I was looking at some of the VNRs that get sent out to television news and then are repackaged, so that the viewer doesn't realize that he or she is actually watching a PR piece. One way these are faked to try to gain viewer trust is to use someone that looks like a reporter, even a local reporter, like Kate Brooks from Medialink, one of these PR companies.

Here's the video "Kate Brooks has More"  - Medialink creates corporate PR pieces.

Now, let's watch for these to show up on local news WITHOUT identifying that they are actually PR pieced paid for by corporations.

New Medical Device Improves Chances of Survival for Cardiac Arrest Victims
Advanced Circulatory Systems - (hawking Rescue Pod)

Solar Power Makes a Comeback (General Motors Shill) apparently GM is now selling solar

Have a Holiday Open House (General Mills paid for this one) -Betty Crocker kitchens featured

Ideas to Reduce Stress During the Holidays (General Mills - Scott McCall of Walmart talks, shows Chex cereal. Mike Morris, Medialink publicist at the end of this. Now, you might think he's a reporter.... NOT.

NASCAR Victory Pays Off in More Ways Than One (General Motors paid for this one).  PR for GM Goodwrench. Jim Moloney from Goodwrench in video, Adam Oatley, high school student. Mike Morris was the person narrating the PR bit.

Tire Pressure Warnings (General Motors)- John Maxgay of General Motors in bit, Andrew Schmertz of Medialink narrates-he's a senior producer of this stuff.

Man vs. Machine: Competition for Mobile Message Speed and Accuracy (Nuance Communications) Competition for SMS messaging using Ben Cook and jazzy music. Showing how the text to speech recognition software they're hawking is faster than typing.

Changing the Way Americans View Power Plants ... Literally (Siemens) Hawking GIS, Curt Pringle, mayor of Anaheim in video, Marcie Edwards, Kate Brookes (that's how it's spelled here) narrating.

This Veterans Day: Ask. Learn. Share. (Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund)

and these newest ones from today

Playstation 3 Hits Store Shelves (Sony)- Bobbi Owens narrates this and they have someone black in the first scene.

I don't watch much local news but I might for a bit just to see if the local channels are sneaking this stuff in without identifying they are VNRs.

     Views: 653 
Latest Blog Post by salon -What's up in Trump's Swamp for August 17 2019?

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting

Click Here for Main Page

Today Is  
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Latest Posts

What's up in Trump's Swamp for August 17 2019?
salon 8/17/2019

Trump Continues to be a dirt-bag racist - 7/20/2019
salon 7/20/2019

US House Passes Resolution Calling Donald Trump's Comments Racist (7/16/2019)
salon 7/17/2019

Logos on Cop Cars Other than *To Protect and Serve* ie Punisher or *In God We Trust*
salon 7/17/2019

*No True Scotsman* and *Fake Christians*
salon 7/17/2019

Another Federal Court rules that atheists can lead government prayers (July 2019)
salon 7/14/2019

More Blog Headlines


salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at salon@glenrose.net with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS