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Steve Capus on Politicians Using News Clips in Ads: ‘This has to stop. It’s Not Fair. It’s Just Lazy’

NBC News took home its fourth consecutive Edward R. Murrow “Overall Excellence” award. CBS Radio News correspondent Cami McCormack presented NBC News president Steve Capus with the award at last night’s black tie dinner.

“This kind of recognition is not one that we at NBC News take for granted,” said Capus, adding, “nothing in this business should be taken for granted.”

Capus also “respectfully” asked the campaigns to stop using news clips in their campaign ads, a practice which continues even today.

“We’ve seen the campaigns take advantage of and misrepresent journalists in their advertisements,” said Capus. “This has to stop. It’s not fair, it’s just lazy.” Capus’ remarks:

ABC News earned three Murrow Awards -– Video Breaking News Coverage, Video Continuing Coverage and Video Reporting: Hard News. CBS News won awards for Video Feature Reporting and Video Investigative Reporting.

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