Bush Administration can no Longer Fake the News

Wow--finally someone has told the Bush administration that their obscene perversion of media independence (sending in a gay porn purveyor into the white house briefing room under a pseudonym to ask Bush softball questions, paying pundits to sell administration policies, and creating fake newscasts aka agitprop designed to advance the administration’s agenda without disclosing the sourcing.) Finally as reported here the comptroller general has issued a stern warning—rather than the indictments he should have urged….

"Twice in the last two years, agencies of the federal government have been caught distributing prepackaged television programs that used paid spokesmen acting as newscasters and, in violation of federal law, failed to disclose the administration's role in developing and financing them."

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