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'cash for comment'
Posted by: Dionne ( Taren Point, Australia ) on October 26, 1999 at 12:57:03:
In Reply to: the media are brought can be brought in any country posted by HillBilly on October 26, 1999 at 12:38:51:
Exactly. If you knew anything about the current debate over this issue of 'cash for comment' then you would know that:
1) McDonald's firmly denies this accusation and no documents have been shown to prove that Mcdonald's was acting outside the bounds of the Australian Advertising Code of Practice
2) The Australian public is more cynical of the media than any other country, and to suggest that McDonald's is somehow conspiring to keep the masses from finding out scandulous secrets is ridiculous. This isn't China.
3) If I paid a radio station millions of dollars for advertising my product, I sure as bloody hell wouldn't want a commentator on that station dissing my product either
McSpotlight: So you view fiscal profit as being more important than freedom of speech?