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CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news (The Guardian)

At the same time as CNN was covering the regime, Bahrain was an aggressive participant in CNNs various "sponsorship" opportunities, with official agencies of the regime often boasting of how their extensive involvement with CNN was improving the nations image around the world. Beyond that, there are multiple examples of CNN International producing plainly propagandistic coverage of the regime, often without any minimal disclosure of the vested interests of its sources.

via CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

The fact that CNN is accepting money from governments is bad enough. However, they have overstepped that grey area into letting it color their journalistic reporting. How can domestic reporting be trusted as accurate and true? For those who still think media bias is a myth... well, you're in denial.

Thanks to @timcast for tweeting this.