Friday, October 26, 2007

FEMA's Fake News Conference

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)

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