Friday, September 30, 2005

GAO Rules Bush Propaganda Illegal

Things just seem to get worse and worse for the Bush Administration. Public opinion of them is low, and most believe that their domestic agenda is virtually dead. Now they can’t even legally continue one of their methods of increasing support. The New York Times reports that Buying of News by Bush’s Aides Is Ruled Illegal:

Federal auditors said on Friday that the Bush administration violated the law by buying favorable news coverage of President Bush’s education policies, by making payments to the conservative commentator Armstrong Williams and by hiring a public relations company to analyze media perceptions of the Republican Party.

In a blistering report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said the administration had disseminated “covert propaganda” in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban.

Maybe they’ll take a look at Fox News next.


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