Should we be surprised that the Bush administration and media outlets have sidestepped or otherwise ignored the law regarding disclosure of government funding of television programs? Donna sends along the activism:
StopFakeNews provides information and an email to send to the FCC and also to the Justice Department. The story, Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News, ran in the NYTimes yesterday.
“…at least 20 federal agencies, including the Defense Department and the Census Bureau, have made and distributed hundreds of television news segments in the past four years, records and interviews show. Many were subsequently broadcast on local stations across the country without any acknowledgement of the government’s role in their production.”