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30 May 2006 @ 03:09 pm
More than just FOX news...  
Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV'

Original PRWatch.org report

Slightly less alarmist lead paragraph: 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.

On the bright side, the list of stations caught doing this doesn't include anything in Washington.
Stupendous Manfarmalloc on May 31st, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
I don't trust any news anymore:

SEATTLE -- The Bush administration -- having made it hard for federal scientists to talk publicly about global warming -- appears to have decided that loose lips are also bad when they talk about salmon.

The Washington office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- the agency responsible for protecting endangered salmon -- has instructed its representatives and scientists in the West to route media questions about salmon back to headquarters. Only three people in the entire agency, all of them political appointees, are now authorized to speak of salmon, according to a NOAA employee who has been silenced on the fish.

Totally lame.....