The New York Times’ Stuart Elliot writes about Anderson Cooper’s picture appearing in a Delta Airlines magazine on in-flight entertainment system.
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As it turns out, sticklers for the separation between news and advertising can relax. CNN says it has not changed its policies that prohibit employees from peddling products. (The exception is Larry King, who has long served as a pitchman both on and off CNN, part of Time Warner.)
A CNN spokesman, Sal Petruzzi, said the network has always let cable companies, cellphone services and satellite TV and radio providers “use our talent and programs in ad campaigns that showcase how they distribute programming offered on our networks.”
He added: “Delta’s in-flight campaign is another example of one of our distribution partners showcasing our programming.”