Doug Ford creates simulated news to counter media that 'isn't going to give us a fair shake' - 2018-05-03

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F49.png Doug Ford creates simulated news to counter media that 'isn't going to give us a fair shake' May 3, 2018, Tom Blackwell, National Post

A microphone-toting reporter stands by the side of the road, her hair whipped by the wind, as if breathlessly reporting breaking news. Clips show Doug Ford addressing the media at a press event. There are interviews with "ordinary citizens" at an auto body shop and a pub, shots of concerned voters at a town hall-style meeting.

The report on the Ontario Conservative Leader's electricity-rates announcement this week looked and felt like an actual TV-news item.

But the video was not produced by a television station or working journalists.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Tom | last = Blackwell | title = Doug Ford creates simulated news to counter media that 'isn't going to give us a fair shake' | url = https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/doug-ford-creates-simulated-news-to-counter-media-that-isnt-going-to-give-us-a-fair-shake | work = National Post | date = May 3, 2018 | accessdate = April 23, 2019 }}