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October 10, 2004

More Phony 'News' from Bush Administration

  • AP: Bush Ad Surfaces As News Story on Schools. The Bush administration has promoted its education law with a video that comes across as a news story but fails to make clear the reporter involved was paid with taxpayer money. The government used a similar approach this year in promoting the new Medicare law and drew a rebuke from the investigative arm of Congress, which found the videos amounted to propaganda in violation of federal law.
  • You expect this kind of sleazy stuff from the White House. But the people who deserve even more condemnation are any TV stations that run these press releases in news programs without making clear what they're doing.

    Posted by Dan at October 10, 2004 06:51 PM


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