by turnerbroadcasting, Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 06:19:20 AM EDT
Washington has just received a proper name for an administration that spends 1.6 BILLION on public relations in the past two years to spin their story about how well they're doing. Snow job.
The Clinton presidency spent 128 Million of the taxpayers money over the entire term. As a taxpayer, I also note that the money was spent during a term in which a president had to fight an impeachment battle. In general the fact that it was slightly higher than predecessors, might be ascribed to the fact that the president was being hunted down by Newt Gingrich, carrying a stained dress and scurrilous allegations of sex scandal.
So, TEN TIMES that amount has been spent in just the last two years alone. Now, given that Fox news has consistently spent equivalent amounts of money marketing their news-media-entertainment as actual news reporting, the Bush administration has hired someone from Fox News to be the press secretary.
Lehrer had someone on , ex-CIA last week, who said that information is the lifeblood of democracy. The previous press secretary often did not answer questions.
What do you think will happen?