WSYX-6, ABC (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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WSYX-6 is a Columbus, Ohio television station and an affiliate of the ABC television network.

Station Owner

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 6pm news bulletin on November 23, 2005 the station partially incorporated an edited and revoiced segment from a video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for the Panasonic, Namco and Techno Source on high-tech gift ideas. The VNR was produced for Robin Raskin. [1]

The station was documented airing a video news release by the Center for Media and Democracy, in its November 2006 report "Still Not the News: Stations Overwhelmingly Fail to Disclose VNRs. [2]

Controversial advertising in support of war with Iraq

In September 2006, WSYX was one of the TV stations in Ohio that broadcast a controversial pro-war advertisement produced by Progress for America, whose graphic depiction of a bloody corpse prompted complaints from viewers.

Contact Details

1261 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Main Phone: 614-481-6666
News Fax: 614-481-6624

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006.