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Continued assault on Pacifica & Journalism

by Regulator Monday, Aug. 27, 2001 at 8:26 PM

a look at the continued attempts at destroying widecast free speech corporate america style.

> The "headline news" on this morning's "encore" Democracy Now!,

WBAI 9am,

> 8/24/01, was unusual. First, a strange voice, with the lead

story on

> Condit, mentioning the 30 min. interview with Chung/ABC, with a

taped piece

> of Condit. It could have been any drive time radio news. What

struck me

> was the WBAI morning show hosts only a half hour earlier

talking about how

> WBAI would never stoop to the level of the Condit story etc.

>

> Anyway, there were more strange voices, and names of the

reporters for this

> "headline" news, like Judith Smelser and

> Jessie Brandon, names I did not recognize. it turns out they

are

> employees of Feature Story News where they are listed under

"Meet the

> Team". What was more interesting was that the "team" includes

names that

> have been heard on Pacifica Network News, including Nathan

King, Georgina

> Cooper (New York correspondents for FSN), Malcolm Brown,

Simon Marks and

> Catherine Drew (Washington) and Alistair Wanklyn (London), Paul

Miller (Paris).

>

> more on FSN at http://www.savepacifica.net/strike/fsn.html

>

> The web site for Feature Story news http://www.fsntv.com/ lists

clients,

> including:

> PACIFICA NETWORK NEWS - but not Democracy Now!

> Other clients include:

> ABC - note the plug for ABC yesterday and today on the "encore"

Democracy Now!

> BLOOMBERG

> FOX NEWS

> RADIO VATICAN

> SKY NEWS (Murdoch)

> Summit TV - South Africa's business channel www.summittv.co.za/

> Voice of America

---------------------------------------------------------

From their web site at www.fsntv.com :

"Feature Story News, the world's leading independent broadcast

agency,

offers a unique service in the news industry. We provide

ready-to-air

television and radio news material, tailored to individual on-air

styles,

and today more than 50 clients rely on FSN for their

international news

coverage. Every story we supply is different: produced and edited

to suit

your program's on-air style, delivered by your deadline, and

complete with

your sign-off."



Their list of clients is instructive. It includes such

progressive outlets

as Fox, Bloomberg, British Armed Forces, the Vatican, and the

Voice of America:

"ABC RADIO NEWS

ALLHERB.COM

AUDIBLE.COM

BBC NEWS

BLUE DANUBE RADIO

BRITISH FORCES BROADCASTING

SERVICE

BLOOMBERG NEWS RADIO

CHANNEL 4 NEWS

CHANNEL NEWS ASIA

FOX NEWS

GLOBAL TV NEWS

IRN

ITN

KTSA

LBC RADIO

MARKETPLACE

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

NBC/MUTUAL

NETWORK RADIO SERVICES

THE NEWSHOUR

WITH JIM LEHRER

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT

PACIFICA NETWORK NEWS

PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL

RADIO DEUTSCHE WELLE

RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL

RADIO VATICAN

TV NEW ZEALAND

RADIO NEW ZEALAND

RELGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

RTE IRELAND

SABC TELEVISION

SABC RADIO NEWS

SAFM RADIO

SRN

SKY NEWS

SUMMIT TV

VOA"

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