MEDIA: Pimping The News Is Not A Victimless Crime

corporatemedia.jpgNY POST: CNN isn’t very enthusiastic about one of the six “heroes” honored last week on its show, “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.” Pablo Fajardo of Ecuador was saluted in the “Fighting for Justice” category for his lifelong effort “to force one of the world’s largest oil corporations to pay more than $6 billion to clean up toxic waste in the Amazon rain forest.” CNN never named Chevron, a big advertiser on CNN, as the oil company. While the CNN Web site has “How to Help” links for all the other “heroes,” the link to, the Web site of Fajardo’s Amazon Defense Coalition, was removed two days before the show aired. MORE

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