Sunday, October 02, 2005

GAO tells government official that buying news coverage is illegal

The GAO slapped the Bush administration for paying Armstrong Williams to spin for them. The GAO said, " the administration had disseminated "covert propaganda" in the United States, in violation of a statutory ban."

Dan Gilmor says nobody will be charged with the crime.
So which government official or officials will be charged with a crime? Who will go to trial?

My prediction: nobody. The administration, so tough on "law and order" in other contexts, will ignore this report. The attorney general and the other Bush cronies at the top of the Justice Department will pretend this report does not exist.

The only people who have suffered even a tiny amount in this scandal, apart from taxpayers whose money was used for illegal purposes, are the pretend "journalists" who served their government masters so sleazily. They are now known for what they are. I doubt they care.


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