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  The Cassini Case

In 1997 NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons led to heated controversies, because it was fueled by plutonium, a substance that could cause serious environmental and health problems if it were released into the atmosphere.

Still no major U.S. news outlet in broadcasting or print reported in depth on the risks of the Cassini mission. Westinghouse-owned media like CBS and NBC (also partly owned by General Electric) for example had only reported that children were invited to sign a plaque inside Cassini. Not surprisingly Westinghouse and General Electric are two of the largest corporations with defense contracts and nuclear interests.

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The content industry
-4   The Concept of the Public Sphere
-3   The Role of the Media
-2   Media Control and the Influence of Public Discourse
-1   Content Choice and Selective Reporting
0   The Cassini Case
+1   "Project Censored"
+2   Commercial vs. Independent Content
+3   Commercial vs. Independent Content: Human and Financial Resources
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