Stop fake news now

Did you know that BushCo uses your tax dollars to manufacture fake news that is actually aired on TV news channels as if it were real journalism? Wanna do something about it?

Then go to www.stopfakenews.org and sign their petition to the FCC.

In case you're wondering what this is about, the NY Times broke a major story yesterday that tells us that even after last year's story of BushCo manufacturing propoganda on Medicare, the Bushies have continued to manufacture propoganda video clips and offer them to the news networks. The networks air this propoganda as if it were, in fact, news. Which it isn't. Think about this in light of Rather's recent resignation. The Medicare story wasn't nearly as big as "Memogate", even though it was similar. Someone gave false information in a TV news broadcast. The difference was, Rather was misled (by whom we still don't know), but BushCo (aka the government) purposefully misled people. And they're still doing it. A semi-respected newsman lost his job, but the government continues unabated in their campaign to de facto deceive the public. This is wrong in so many ways it requires a mathemetician to chart.

From the Times:

At the same time, records and interviews suggest widespread complicity or negligence by television stations, given industry ethics standards that discourage the broadcast of prepackaged news segments from any outside group without revealing the source.

Federal agencies are forthright with broadcasters about the origin of the news segments they distribute. The reports themselves, though, are designed to fit seamlessly into the typical local news broadcast. In most cases, the "reporters" are careful not to state in the segment that they work for the government. Their reports generally avoid overt ideological appeals. Instead, the government's news-making apparatus has produced a quiet drumbeat of broadcasts describing a vigilant and compassionate administration.

Had enough? Go sign the petition.