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Originally posted by FredT
I'm not sure if the actions were legal or not. However, the columnists in question should at the very least be reprimanded or better yet terminated. They used thier position to betray thier readership by failing to disclose that they were hired guns. Also, why was this edict not issued after the first case was discovered? You have to wonder how many received this money?
[edit on 1/26/05 by FredT]
The Government Accountability Office reported on Thursday that mock videos produced by the Bush administration "constitute covert propaganda" and violate Federal law. The Bush administration violated the same law last May with Medicare "news" segments targetting the elderly. The Accountability Office also found that federal agencies under the Bush administration distributed editorials and newspaper articles written by government officials without identifying them, which also constitutes "covert propaganda" and violates Federal law.