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FEMA stages fake press conference

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This past Tuesday, during the California fires, FEMA held a “press conference” that was carried live on several networks.  The only problem?  The questions asked of deputy administrator Harvey Johnson weren’t asked by reporters, but rather his own staff.  The Washington Post reports:

We’re told the questions were asked by Cindy Taylor, FEMA’s deputy director of external affairs, and by “Mike” Widomski, the deputy director of public affairs. Director of External Affairs John “Pat” Philbin asked a question, and another came, we understand, from someone who sounds like press aide Ali Kirin.

Government staged propaganda just creeps me out.

via Think Progress

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Written by Scott

October 27, 2007 at 9:44 am

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