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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

More paid pundits

posted by Mu at 1/26/2005 09:55:00 AM

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Remember that law about the government not paying for propaganda? Well, according to the WP (via Drudge):

In 2002, syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher repeatedly defended President Bush's push for a $300 million initiative encouraging marriage as a way of strengthening families.

But Gallagher failed to mention that she had a $21,500 contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to help promote the president's proposal, reveals Howard Kurtz in Wednesday runs of the WASHINGTON POST.

Maybe we need a secretary of propaganda in the cabinet?

PS: Her answer can be found here.

PPS: Bush has declared that it was all due to minor functionaries and won't happen again. Guess he want's to avoid anyone checking if abuse of government funds for paid propaganda falls in the "high crimes and misdemeanor" category.