What happens when Fox news does an investigative report on the huge corporation Monsanto and it’s bioengineered hormone recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone? The reporters find the truth, Fox gets pressured by Monsanto, the reporters get threatened, bribed and then fired and the story airs with over 83 edits done by Fox news staff and their legal advisers.
Monsanto and recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone
Monsanto manufacturers a genetically engineered hormone called recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone which has created controversy since it’s introduction a few years ago. This bioengineered hormone, similar but not identical to a hormone naturally produced by the cow, forces the cow to produce more milk than their bodies naturally would. More milk, more profits for the farmers. With this extra milk comes more pain for the animal because their udders become swollen, sometimes so much so that they drag on the ground. Other side effects include a raise in the pus levels and antibiotic residues.
Fox News Reporters Threatened, Bribed and then Fired
After being told to keep their mouths shut about the truth, threatened, bribed and then fired, the Former Fox News reporters sued under Florida’s whistler blower statute. Judges on the case found that falsifying news isn’t actually against the law.
The story never aired the way it was prepared
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What is so obvious from this little incident, beyond the issues with dairy products, bioengineered hormones, big corporations like Monsanto and many other issues is that single fact that one person (Rupert Murdoch) can own so many television stations and manufacture the news.