Bush Orders An End To Hiring Columnists
Oh boy. My fucking hero.
I like this part:
"All our Cabinet secretaries must realize that we will not be paying commentators to advance our agenda any more,' Bush said at a news conference. 'Our agenda ought to be able to stand on its own two feet from now on.' The president said he expects his agency heads will 'make sure that that practice doesn't go forward much longer.'"
Ok, the bold parts are mine, of course.
Government propaganda is usually a bad thing. Last year, according to the aforeposted link, the Bush Administration spent... well, just read it:
"On Wednesday, the House Committee on Government Reform released a report on the use of taxpayer dollars for public relations campaigns. It found the administration spent a record $88 million on government-funded public relations contracts in 2004 - more than double the amount spent in 2000, according to the report prepared for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats. "
Bold not mine, sadly.
Public relations. Propaganda.
And propaganda is one of the Riders of the Apocalypse, my friend.
Well, she ought to be.