Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites


Thursday, May 20, 2004


Remember those Karen Ryan "news releases"?

"Deceptive," "covert progaganda," flawed by "notable omissions," and illegal, all according to the GAO.

This story, by the Times Robert Pear, has the details:

The General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, said yesterday that the Bush administration had violated federal law by producing and disseminating television news segments that portray the new Medicare law as a boon to the elderly.

The consequences? So far: a story buried on page A23 (NYT), and legislation that -- if passed -- would require the richest campaign in history to reimburse the the production cost of $42,750. Ed Gillespie must be devastated.


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