Buying of News by Bush’s Aides Is Ruled Illegal – New York Times

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have both been gutted during the Bush presidency. After this report of administrative propaganda-dissemination, I’d guess the Government Accountability Office is next on the chopping block (Bush repeals accountability? How ironic!):

Federal auditors said on Friday that the Bush administration violated the law by buying favorable news coverage of President Bush’s education policies, by making payments to the conservative commentator Armstrong Williams and by hiring a public relations company to analyze media perceptions of the Republican Party.

In a blistering report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said the administration had disseminated “covert propaganda” in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban.

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