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GAO cautions on propaganda

2005-02-20 22:25:54.566652+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Once again, the GAO proves itself the best value for tax dollars out there: Warning about faux TV newscasts: Federal agencies told they must clearly state source of reports:

The two best-known cases of such video news releases -- one concerning the new Medicare law, the other an anti-drug campaign by the Bush administration -- drew sharp rebukes from the GAO after separate investigations last year found that the agencies involved had violated the law.

Those cases were followed by disclosures that the government had paid at least one conservative commentator, Armstrong Williams, to promote the administration's No Child Left Behind education measure and had put two other conservative writers on the federal payroll to help develop programs.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-21 02:12:01.378835+00 by: ziffle

The federal gvmt has been paying the sit com developers for years to promote 'just say no' and the like - for what 30 years?

Just another reason to push them to admit the airways are private property and must not be regulated - too coercive.