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Posts Tagged ‘Cecilia Vega’

Did LA Gas Station Give ABC News an Assist?

It was the gas-prices-are-rising report heard around the blogosphere. Last night, when World News reporter Cecilia Vega (pictured) beamed in from downtown Los Angeles to frame her pre-taped story, the electronic gas station sign visible in the background was switched, live, from a regular unleaded price display of $4.99/gallon to $5.09/gallon.

An ABC News source told our sister blog TV Newser that Vega and her production crew had nothing to do with this convenient visual reinforcement; a statement borne out by the way Vega and anchor Diane Sawyer reacted on-air.

However, this morning on the Web page for the ABC News report, there is this comment from Kevin:

An employee working at the station has come out and said in a local radio interview the change in the price on the board was deliberately staged… They even blinked the “9″ in the last digit during the story as a signal to let them know the dog-and-pony show was about to take place.

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LA Journalist Angered by Nightline Story Lift

Amanda Hess, lifestyle editor at GOOD, has a right to be upset. As she tweeted last night, Nightline on Thursday completely ripped off her November 2011 profile of rising male porn star James Deen:

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