Feds Paid Pundit To Push Bush Policy

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    my issues with NCLB are only confirmed, when you're this desperate to get a piece of crap legislation passed, you can only be sure the end product is a disaster.

    pres. bush should fire all the individuals who sullied his administration with this idiocy.

     
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    The only difference between this and the Democrats is that the Dems don't have to pay the mainstream media to plug their programs.
     
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    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/aw20050110.shtml
     
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    Actually, on "Meet the Press" this weekend, they said that the Clinton admin did the same thing. A matter-of-fact, they said the Clinton admin had an entire department dedicated to making "infomercials", etc. under the guise of news commentaries..
     
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    This sort of thing happens frequently. Are any of us truly surprised that it is a very vocal African-American Conservative and Bush-Supporter who is taking the fall for it rather than someone supporting Clinton's policies? :duh3:
     
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    Maybe its me but ive seen this story for the past few days and i havent for the life of me figured out what exactly this guy did wrong. Whats wrong with taking money to promote an issue? thats what marketers do all the time.
     
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    While working in the Media they sign Payola/Plugola Affidavits that say that they are not working the Plugola like this guy did without disclosing it. What he did wrong was not taking the money, but not disclosing it when he plugged the program.

    Payola - DJs would take money to play specific records/news reports, or not to play competing records/news reports.

    Plugola - DJs and news announcers would take money to plug product or positions but not inform when they were paid to do so.

    In the 1950s there were what are now called in radio the "scandals" when people found out about these practices. Some people even spent time in jail.
     
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    Great post! You hit the nail right on the head.
     

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