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Bush hires fake journalists for TV ads

Bush hired actors to pose as journalists for his latest propoganda. We all know he only allows tame white house press corps members to get near him, but actually just hiring actors to pose as journalists is a new low.

This is definately a step beyond using tame WHPC corporate journalists in a "pool," these "reporters" don't even work for, publish in or have any actual affiliation with ANY media outlet. They were hired to shoot cameras (that probably did not even have film), ask scripted questions and generally exist just to make Bush look legit. And in several states in the midwest, it worked. Read the link at the top, keep a vomit bag ready, and get used to it. This is the way the world is for the time being.
gee... 15.Mar.2004 16:11

this thing here

... there was a thread on here further down the list about america and fascism. many people, including me, wrote about the merging of corporate and government power. well what do you know, this story is a PERFECT example of ECXACTLY that.

>Congressional investigators are scrutinizing television segments in which the Bush administration paid people to pose as journalists praising the benefits of the new Medicare law, intended to help elderly Americans with the costs of their prescription medicines.

The videos, a hybrid of advertising and journalism, are intended for use in local television news programs.

Several of the videos include pictures of President Bush receiving a standing ovation from a crowd cheering as he signed the Medicare drug-benefit law on Dec. 8.

The materials were produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, but the source is not identified. Two videos end with the voice of a woman who says, "In Washington, I'm Karen Ryan reporting."

But the production company, Home Front Communications, said it had hired Ryan to read a script prepared by the government.<

so who are we supposed to trust? we're being fed propaganda. propaganda designed by the government, and spread (with complete willingness) by corporate media. might as well live in china or the soviet union.

thanks so much mr. bush and the corporate media for proving my points for me. and i didn't even have to ask...

more fake reporters 15.Mar.2004 16:45

weld red

Are these the same fake reporters that the Oregonian hires?

Well? 15.Mar.2004 23:37

Your aunt Molly

WTF, shrub is a fake pretzledent.

Fake journalists and Fake elections 16.Mar.2004 05:58

who to trust?

Why the only thing that is reliable is your own BS detector and one sure way to fine tune it is to stop focusing in on their bogus news. A few good history books and what you know about human nature will guide your BS detector quite reliably.
Oh BTW yes the Rothschild family runs the money and hence all his standins that serve as proxy to his interests all over the globe such as the American agent of the Rothschild syndicate known as the Rockefellar crime family. Much more on this if one cares to know.