New Wrinkle on Conflict of Interest

When KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas aired a glowing story about a "miracle wrinkle cream," it failed to mention that the product's sole distributor in San Antonio is Jennifer McCabe, an employee of the TV station who also happens to be engaged to the station's executive producer. Moreover, the KENS story contained "neither an interview with an expert from the Health Science Center or any other objective source, nor any details about the product that weren't provided by Jennifer McCabe," notes local newspaper reporter Rick Casey, who describes the story as "more of an 'infomercial' than a news piece."