The Day The Truth Died
While many people are aware of a serious decline in the quality of journalism in the U.S. during the past few decades, few people seem to realize the dire implications of a startling series of events that took place between 1997 and 2003 and culminated in a court decision legalizing lies and deception in broadcast news. Yes, the nervous system of what was formerly known as U.S. democracy has grown cancerous and the attending doctors are telling us that everything is fine.
In 1997, Journalist Jane Akre and producer Steve Wilson had just been given a weekly news program in which they were going to bring “hard hitting” news to Fox affiliate WTVT in Florida. They worked on a story they thought was of supreme importance to the public. Traces of Posilac, a recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) had been found in milk throughout the United States. Studies – even those done by Monsanto, the manufacturer of Posilac – showed levels of toxicity…
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