:: 3.16.2004 ::
Story found in The Scotsman:
Bush Administration Accused of Manufacturing the News
Also in the Seatte Times. Fark!
By Mark Sage, PA News, in New York
The Bush Administration is being investigated for producing “ready made” television news packages in which actors were paid to pose as journalists, it emerged today.
The packages were produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, but news viewers would have no way of knowing they were watching a Government-produced story, rather than an independent news report.
The made-for-TV-news packages are now being investigated by the General Accounting Office – an arm of Congress.
Under law federal money cannot be used for “publicity or propaganda purposes”, unless authorised by Congress.
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