Oh the horror! The UK Independent is reporting that the Bush Administration has been planting news stories in the media and the FCC is investigating...
"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."
"The range of VNR is wide. Among items provided by the Bush administration to news stations was one in which an Iraqi-American in Kansas City was seen saying "Thank you Bush. Thank you USA" in response to the 2003 fall of Baghdad. The footage was actually produced by the State Department, one of 20 federal agencies that have produced and distributed such items."
Should have known that the crappy media couldn't come up with positive news about the war in Iraq on their own.
Can you imagine such a travesty? All the "fake but accurate" news we get slammed with every day and THIS is what the FCC wants to investigate? Well if that's what it takes to get some POSITIVE reports out in the mainstream enemedia, good on 'em! Hope to see more coming!