Don't like bad press? Create your own reporters. Seems the Federal Emergency Management Administration did just that.
Al Kamen in the Washington Post reports FEMA called a news conference Tuesday on the California fires -- giving only 15 minutes notice to the real news media.
They did give a phone number where reporters could call in and listen -- but could not ask questions.
FEMA employees pretended to be reporters -- asking plenty of softball questions questions to make FEMA look good.
And some of the cable news outfits -- notably MSNBC and FOX News -- carried the fake news conference live. (WaPo)