Monday, March 14, 2005

Clinton Did That Too

Tip to Glenn Reynolds ( for comments on a recent NY Times article that the N&O also ran. Yes, the Times deserves the blame, but the N&O editors ran the piece too:

A LOT OF PEOPLE are noticing this story from the New York Times about prepackaged fake news from the Bush Administration. But if you read the whole thing, to coin a phrase, you come upon this passing acknowledgement:
"The practice, which also occurred in the Clinton administration, is continuing despite President Bush's recent call for a clearer demarcation between journalism and government publicity efforts."
Funny, but I don't remember much of a stink about it when it happened during the Clinton Administration.