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drummer55 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:26 PM
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How much more fake news will from the Bush Regime?
Edited on Wed Jan-12-05 09:14 AM by Skinner
Drug Control Office Faulted For Issuing Fake News Tapes


By Ceci Connolly
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 7, 2005; Page A17

Shortly before last year's Super Bowl, local news stations across the country aired a story by Mike Morris describing plans for a new White House ad campaign on the dangers of drug abuse.

What viewers did not know was that Morris is not a journalist and his "report" was produced by the government, actions that constituted illegal "covert propaganda," according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.

In the second ruling of its kind, the investigative arm of Congress this week scolded the Bush administration for distributing phony prepackaged news reports that include a "suggested live intro" for anchors to read, interviews with Washington officials and a closing that mimics a typical broadcast news sign off.

Although television stations knew the materials were produced by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, there was nothing in the two-minute, prepackaged reports that would indicate to viewers that they came from the government or that Morris, a former journalist, was working under contract for the government.

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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:28 PM
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1. Jon Stewart should sue.
Everyone knows the Daily Show is America's #1 Source for fake news.

Who does Bush think he is?
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:43 PM
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2. Pentagon had a fake news plan for America's enemies too.
Why does Bush treat the American people like the enemy?
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montana500 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:45 PM
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3. this will be ignored
its already gone. no big deal :(
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:53 PM
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4. If it's on Cable it's bought and paid for by the W.H.
Trust No One
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:56 PM
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5. drummer55
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drummer55 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:06 PM
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7. DOH! sorry.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:01 PM
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6. Toxic Sludge is Good for You
Fellow Madisonian John Stauber co-wrote a very good book about the PR industry, and how they've been getting local news stations to run fake news stories (actually unlabeled infomercials) for YEARS.

Here:
http://www.prwatch.org/books/tsigfy.html

The very SAME PR agencies are now hired by the Bush administration to produce exactly the same sort of fake news tapes.

Read it, and learn. Your local news stations does NOT have a 'special health correspondent' -- that 'correspondent' is a paid shill for industry.
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