Sharp-eyed reader Steve Stein asks the following:

Last [Tuesday] at around 11:15, WBZ-TV news ran a story that sounded more like an infomercial.

How To Shop For A Big Payoff

What’s your verdict? Is this just a commercial for Perk Street, masquerading as a news story?

No, Steve, it’s not just a commercial for Perk Street, masquerading as a news story.

It’s a commercial for Perk Street and ING, masquerading as a news story.


John R. Carroll is media analyst for NPR's Here & Now and senior news analyst for WBUR in Boston. He also writes at Campaign Outsider and It's Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.
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