10/01/2005

Buying of News by Bush's Aides Is Ruled Illegal - New York Times

Love the title! Did the NYT grow a spine recently ? -- law

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 - Federal auditors said on Friday that the Bush administration violated the law by buying favorable news coverage of President Bush's education policies, by making payments to the conservative commentator Armstrong Williams and by hiring a public relations company to analyze media perceptions of the Republican Party.

In a blistering report, the investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, said the administration had disseminated "covert propaganda" in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban.

Buying of News by Bush's Aides Is Ruled Illegal - New York Times

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