From Jake at OpEd News:
A look at the effect MSNBC advertiser dollars may or may not have on programs like The Rachel Maddow Show. With big industries ready to spend unlimited cash on issue ads, buy off politicians, plant fake news and junk science, the public awareness of GMO foods and hydrofracking seems to be going nowhere. We ask if a potent progressive broadcaster like Rachel Maddow can be muzzled by corporate overlords, drunk with ad cash.
Does Rachel Maddow Go Easy on MSNBC Sponsors?
Did Rachel Maddow just open a new door in her reporting? This past Wednesday, a Rachel Maddow segment exposed the well-funded campaign to prevent GMO food labeling during Washington state’s election day referendum, an effort that narrowly won despite what was earlier measured at two-to-one support in favor of labeling genetically modified food.Monsanto, Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, DuPont and various retail associations poured $22 million – all from out-of-state coffers – into the campaign against Referendum 522, dwarfing the $6 million raised by food labeling advocates. This is basically a repeat of the same cash avalanche that killed GMO transparency in California last year. But what’s different for this close watcher of Maddow is the fact that she has rarely weighed in on the GMO foods debate before this…