Since the Bush administration has become notorious for disguising propagada videos as “news stories,” it’s a bit disingenuous for the president to remark that it’s “deceptive to the American people” to show the videos without disclosing their government origins. He’s right about the deception, but wrong about the solution. He thinks it’s up to the news broadcasts that run the stories to identify their origins. They should, but it’s also incumbent upon the administration not to disguise propaganda as news in the first place.
Senator Byrd got 98 votes for his proposal to "force federal agencies over the next year to disclose the origins of video releases."
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