racial discrimintion http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20949/all en Exploitative NBC Makes Teen Girl Cry in Disgusting Fake News Ratings Ploy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/exploitative-nbc-makes-teen-girl-cry-disgusting-fake-news-ratings-ploy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In a complete violation of journalistic ethics, Friday's NBC Today aired an invented hidden camera scenario in which two teen girls were portrayed as participating in racial discrimination as judges of a fake singing contest. <strong>Reporter Natalie Morales described the shameful stunt as "such a great education for parents" and "truly a lesson for all of us."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-05-04-NBC-TDAY-Morales.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/exploitative-nbc-makes-teen-girl-cry-disgusting-fake-news-ratings-ploy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division hidden camera Natalie Morales NBC racial discrimintion Today Mon, 07 May 2012 13:54:18 +0000 kyle.drennen 40000 at http://www.mrc.org