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2008 Media Hall of Shame
By Indy Media / filmsforaction.org
If we could, we’d stick their photos up in a national “Nauseam.” They’re the media corporations, CEOs and politicians who top this year’s “Media Hall of Shame,” and their antics over the past year make us sick. We unveiled the top contenders of the Hall of Shame on June 7 in Minneapolis during the National Conference for Media Reform. Media giants Viacom, AT&T, Comcast and Verizon elbowed each other for the top spot as Worst Corporation. It was difficult to choose, considering each company was the best of the worst America has to offer in media, democracy and our right to free speech. Watch the video and find out who took the prize:



But our Hall of Shame doesn’t end there. This year we handed out an award for the worst Shill or Astrotruf -- organizations and individuals that will say or do anything for money. From a Telecom-funded organization masquerading as a citizen’s group to Telecom-funded politicians who bad-mouth Net Neutrality, we had our work cut out for us deciding the winner of this category. Watch the video to see who we chose:



And finally we passed out a medal for the “Worst of the Worst” people who threaten our press and democracy. There are so many rotten apples, we could have just spun a wheel to determine this winner. But then again, we think we really did pick the worst of them all. Watch the video to find out:

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2008 Media Hall of Shame