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New CNN TV Spot Takes Aim At FNC’s Ad

CNN rushed to air a spot which criticizes Fox News Channel for their print advertisement which appeared in three newspapers Friday. In the CNN TV spot, an announcer says “Fox News, Distorting not Reporting.” That’s the same tone taken by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez during his show yesterday afternoon. Here’s the CNN ad:

In a follow-up today, the NYTimes’ Bill Carter writes that a CNN executive phoned a Fox executive to protest: “But according to one CNN executive, one member of that network’s top management did call a Fox executive to protest. But the executive would not name either of the executives involved and asked not to be identified because the information about the call was intended to be private. ”

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