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THE WAL-MARTIZATION OF TELEVISION NEWS

by Gerry McCarthy
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There is a moment in television news history that will always be inscribed on my psyche. On the night of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, CBS news anchorman Dan Rather made an announcement: “We’re taking Al Gore out of the Florida column, because of some bad data –or what we might better call suspect data.” He added that: “We’re not apologizing for this.”...

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