Fake News And The White House

Christopher Lee writes in The Washington Post about the memos the White House sent out last week, insisting "that it is legal for federal agencies to feed TV stations pre-packaged news stories that do not disclose the government's role in producing them."

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Here's McClellan addressing the issue in his briefing yesterday: "As long as this is factual information about department or agency programs, it is perfectly appropriate," he said. In fact, he added, "I think agencies and departments have an obligation to provide the American people with factual information about their programs."

This is great advice for other countries to see how the U.S. manipulates the media and how they too, can get their message out.


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