Tuesday, August 14, 2007

In 2003-Q2, 2005 the Bush Administration spent $1.6 bil. Paying for Fake News Propaganda

Around the same time, a spat erupted between the GAO and the White House over whether the government's practice of feeding TV stations prepackaged, ready-to-air news stories that touted administration policies (but did not disclose the government as the source) amounted to "covert propaganda." The GAO said that it did. The administration disagreed, saying spreading information about federal programs is part of the agencies' mission, and that the burden of disclosure falls on the TV stations.

Your tax dollars paying to propagandize you. It's a bit like paying your hard earned money for a cable bill, then watching Fox News.

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