As I surf around the available channels on TV. Both over the air and those on cable. I see a lot of networks advertising their news programs.
Now this isn’t unusual of course. Every network wants you to watch their programming over others. Including the news shows. More viewers means higher ratings which in turn means higher revenue from advertising spots. That is how it works in the free market of commercial television.
What I find interesting about these particular commercials is how all the mainstream media networks are now boasting about how much of their news is real news. If you have to advertise that your news is “real”. It probably isn’t real at all. And its just a marketing catch phrase to get new viewers.