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News broadcasters are organizations that distribute news content and other information via television, radio or internet in the field of broadcast journalism. The content is usually either produced locally in a radio studio or television studio newsroom, or by a broadcast network. It may also include additional material such as sports coverage, weather forecasts, traffic reports, commentary and other material that the broadcaster feels is relevant to their audience.

Described below are some examples of news broadcasting organizations.

CNET

Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]

CNET was a news broadcaster in operation during the mid-to-late 2010s.

In May 2018, CNET's anchorwoman supplied a news report regarding President Hamilton's visit to Pakistan for talks with Pakistani President Farooq Salam, as well as a report regarding an unknown murder that took place immediately beforehand. Raiden briefly caught a glimpse of these reports while driving to Denver, Colorado to conduct a corporate raid on World Marshal Inc. for the childrens' brains, although he ended up turning it off when George called in via Codec.[1] Almost immediately thereafter, Raiden also discovered from Boris that CNET and other news sites had reported on the attack on the Shabhazabad Air Base in what seemed like an assassination attempt on President Hamilton due to photos being leaked early. Raiden initially thought that meant Steven Armstrong's Operation Tecumseh failed until Boris and Armstrong informed him otherwise. During this time, they did at least one article on the event, titled "Terrorists Bombard Pakistani Airbase" which included photos and a video showing the attack.

At some point afterward, CNET later did coverage on both a robot pet sale (foreshadowed earlier in a Codec conversation with Blade Wolf) and Hamilton's return to Pakistan since the Shabhazabad attack, and decided to do a joint cooperation to fight off against terrorism, to Courtney Collins and Kevin Washington's disappointment, having stopped Operation Tecumseh during that time.[2]

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DML Cable News Site

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DML Cable News.

DML Cable News Site was a news reporting website active during the mid-to-late 2000s. It had various sections, including world, business, sports, local, weather, entertainment, and health. After the Tanker Incident in 2007, the journalism site reported on the terrorist attack on the tanker, and showed an image of Philanthropy member Solid Snake standing on the deck of the USS Discovery over an unconscious Gurlukovich Mercenaries member Olga Gurlukovich, with the main headline being "Terrorists Attack Tanker." Raiden read the article at some point prior to the Big Shell Incident in 2009.

Radio KNK

Radio KNK was a radio news broadcasting network used by the Republic of South Africa. After the events of Operation Intrude N313, Radio KNK gave a breaking news report about an earthquake occurring within the vicinity of Galzburg, South Africa (implied to have been caused by Outer Heaven's destruction) before sunrise.

Snippshot

Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]

Snippshot was a journalism website in operation during the mid-to-late 2010s.

In May 2018, after receiving leaked images of an attack at the Shabhazabad Air Base in Pakistan, they did coverage on the event with the article "Over 40 Americans presumed dead in Pakistani Terror Strike," which included images and footage of the soldiers being killed, which Raiden discovered from Boris, as well as Operation Tecumseh actually succeeding instead of failing despite Raiden's best efforts.

TUF News

TUF News was a news-reporting website in operation during the mid-to-late 2010s.

On May 2018, after receiving leaked images of a supposed attack at the Shabhazabad Air Base in Pakistan, they did coverage on the event with the article "Hamilton Assassination Attempt at Pakistan," which included footage of the soldiers being killed, which Raiden discovered from Boris, as well as Operation Tecumseh actually succeeding instead of failing despite Raiden's best efforts. 

Non-"Metal Gear Saga" information ends here.

WHW News

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WHW News.

WHW News, alternately known as HWH, was a major news outlet that had an online edition. There were several sections, which included WHW News (which included InfoFreak), the rr34 cable, Business, Weather, Sports, Local, Health, Travel, and Entertainment. After the Tanker Incident in 2007, it covered a news report on the incident. Unlike the other news media outlets, however, it did not focus on the terrorist attack. Instead, it focused on the possibility that the United States military may have been working on a new weapon, due to images that were leaked by Philanthropy earlier. Raiden had read this article at some point prior to the Big Shell Incident in 2009.

World ワールド

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World ワールド.

World ワールド was a news site in existence during the time of the late 2000s. It had five sections: The world section, the local section, the sports section, the business section, and the opinions section. After the Tanker Incident in 2007, World ワールド did a news article focusing on the official story of the terrorist attack on the tanker, fed to them by the Patriots, which Raiden read up on. It apparently may have had some Japanese ties, as the news site, under the name, had the Japanese word ワールド, which translated to "world."

Behind the scenes

In a 1990 advertising poster for the Konami games Snake's Revenge and Super-C, two newspaper broadcasters, called Bad News and Interplanetary Press, had headlines called "Terrorists Go Nuke" and "Aliens Master Military Minds", respectively.

Website screenshots of DML Cable News, WHW News, and World appear in an image montage during the Plant Chapter of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, when Snake reveals to Raiden what actually happened during the Tanker Incident.

The name of the news network Raiden and Maverick watched in Chapter R-03 and the ending, respectively, is based on CNET, an actual online news broadcasting media in real life, which was founded in 1994 and bought by CBS in 2008.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Kojima Productions/Platinum Games (2013).
    CNET anchorwoman: --remain baffled by the statements. Police are still investigating a motive. President Hamilton is on his way to the Middle East this morning for his scheduled visit with Pakistani President Farooq Salam. The meeting is viewed as an attempt by the US to strengthen relations amidst a surge of anti-American sentiment in the region.
  2. ^ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Kojima Productions/Platinum Games (2013).
    CNET anchorwoman: (...fischal pet right for your family? But first, our top story:) President Hamilton returns from Pakistan today, completing his first visit to the country since the failed assassination attempt in Shabhazabad last May. In meetings with Pakistani President Farooq Salam, the two leaders agreed to a new joint-initiative in the war on terror, whereby U.S. Marines will be stationed in Pakistan, and given wider authority to conduct operations within the country. This is amidst growing tensions within Pakistan between the country's civil and military leadership, with many in the government calling on the ISI military intelligence agency to be -- // Courtney Collins: Unbelieveable. After all that... // Kevin Washington: For the last time, let it go, Courtney. Least Armstrong will never be president...

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