Today's New York Times
reports that Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged Television News
has arrived. According to the article, in the past four years, at least 20 federal agencies have made and distributed hundreds of "fake" television news segments. These so-called "news reports" portray the administration and its efforts in a positive light. This revelation comes in the wake of Bush telling reporters in January that his administration would no longer pay pundits to support his policies. . . . does the word propaganda come to mind ?