Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fake news might not be going away after all

As reported here, the Senate Commerce Committee passed a watered-down act restricting the use of vnr's which the PR industry is now lauding.

And then there are issues like this - one of the contributing writers for AlterNet has noticed a suspicious unsigned editorial that has appeared in several newspapers which looks like covert propaganda for the Bush administration. The editorials all start off with this paragraph:
One of the smartest things President Bush did to reduce recovery costs in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita was to suspend Davis-Bacon Act rules in the hardest hit states. But Congress is frantically trying to overrule the president, which would add billions of dollars to the already staggering recovery costs.

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