“Fake” news spots or Bush isn’t that bad

October 19, 2005 at 4:29 am 2 comments

Occasionally something pops up in the blogopshere (and perhaps in the news at home) that really is a biased issue. Today I read that Bush is producing “fake” news spots for television. Well, here’s the problem, almost all presidents have created “fake news.” These are news items created by publicists that are used as filler in broadcasts and newspapers. It’s not just presidents that make these, in fact there are entire promotional firms with stockloads of “free articles” for newspapers to pick up that are in fact written by publicists paid by companies to sell a product. The day google went down a story circulated that becuase google was down people were trying MSN search. It was written by an ad agency in D.C. who Microsoft employs to circulate articles that have a pro-microsoft voice. Similarly, Bill Clinton created many “fake” news pieces over the years. If you don’t beleive me, check out Brian Spinger’s Spin available for free from illegal art. There are plenty of anchors in these tid-bits that are paid employees of the white house.

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  • 1. ALJ  |  October 19, 2005 at 4:46 am

    a couple of things
    first I didn’t know that Bush increased the amount of the P.R. budget in his time in presidenct and also I do suppot the efforts to stop the white house, regardless of who’s president, in creating misleading advertisements.

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  • 2. ALJ  |  October 20, 2005 at 5:18 am

    Further on this, I’m now only defending the TV commercials which are perfectly ordinary. Everything else from Marriage Columinists to African-American figures getting payola for words is kinda fucked.

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