Last March, the Bush administration hired actors to pose as journalists in news-like pieces that were supportive of the Bush Medicare plan and were distributed to local news channels. Last week we learned that they paid a radio talkshow host to push their agenda on his show and in print.
And yet they find themselves pointing the finger when it comes to the principles of objective journalism.
This is the age of messaging, my friends. Reality means little. Hammering home a message (however absurd) is the name of the game.