White House propaganda broke federal law


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White House propaganda broke federal law
The Scotsman |
"The Bush administration was guilty of spreading 'covert propaganda' through a series of ready-made television 'news' packages it sent to broadcasters, a US government watchdog has concluded... The packages were produced by the department of health and human services, but news viewers would have no way of knowing they were watching a government-produced story rather than an independent news report... The GAO said the adverts broke laws forbidding public money being used for propaganda purposes... the body said the packages were 'not strictly factual news stories' and contained 'notable omissions and weaknesses.'"


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