Following FEMA's fake presser, Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer lambasted the agency for their hackery and suggests they do the right thing by firing those responsible for deceiving the American people and try doing their job if they want to improve their reputation.
Schieffer: "...Fire these people and the people who hired them, then explain to the new people that the best way for a disaster relief agency to get good publicity is to do a good job helping victims. As part of a massive new PR campaign, you might even consider taking the PR staff from behind their desks and sending them out to deliver food and water to fire victims. Now that would make a great start."
UPDATE: From Think Progress -
On Tuesday, while "wildfires raged" in California, FEMA staged a live press conference at which agency staffers posed as journalists and asked softball questions. One of those staffers, Director of External Affairs John "Pat" Philbin, has now resigned. He has instead landed an "amazing opportunity" to head public affairs at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Wow....really, just wow...