"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want,
and deserve to get it good and hard." -- H.L. Mencken
Monday, March 14, 2005
Bush Administration to Government Accountability Office: Drop dead! The Bush Administration has made heavy use of PR: paying commentators to support their agenda and releasing video segments that often air on local stations as "news," without its origin being revealed. The latter was criticized as illegal by a government organization ... but the administration doesn't care:
The Bush administration, rejecting an opinion from the Government Accountability Office, said last week that it is legal for federal agencies to feed TV stations prepackaged news stories that do not disclose the government's role in producing them.
Cost of the War in Iraq