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Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Does it really surprise anyone?
I mean, isnt that what 'propaganda' is all about?
" Then at the mid-day briefing, Press Secretary Scott McClellan officially confirmed that the White House is blowing off the Government Accountability Office's finding that prepackaged administration video news releases constitute illegal covert propaganda.
Prepackaged Video Reports
Here's Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News last night: "If the White House is struggling with the public relations effort in the Middle East, here at home some say they are perfecting the craft of public relations disguised as news -- and it's getting a lot of air time."
Then Andrea Mitchell reported that "for millions of viewers, the government has found the best way to spin the news is to produce the stories itself. . . .
"On issues from Medicare to farm prices, hundreds of local stations are running stories extolling Bush administration policies, reaching tens of millions of people.
"But all these reports were written and distributed by the administration and its public relations firms -- not by journalists." "
Originally posted by Beachcoma
Journalism has gone down the gutters.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
if anything i blame the press , what happened to fact checking and counter-point ?