Apr
24
2014

TPP TV Blackout

A big controversy that isn't news--but look what is...

Barack Obama is traveling to several Asian countries this week, and high on the agenda is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretive corporate-friendly commercial agreement that has mobilized critics around the globe. The deal is even running into stiff resistance in Congress.

But the TPP is not, according to the big TV networks, news. As FAIR documented (Extra!, 3/14) in the year after Obama mentioned TPP in his 2013 State of the Union address, there were no stories about TPP on the three major networks.

FAIR wants you to sign a petition to ABC, CBS and NBC to encourage them to cover what is by any standard a big news story.

And we've made a short video that we think drives home the point. Take a look: