Friday, January 07, 2005

Taxpayer funded propaganda

So now it comes out that the $1 million contract to produce "video news releases," which the Government Accountability Office called propaganda, included payments of nearly $250,000 to conservative journalist (can we even call him that anymore?) Armstrong Williams.

Rep. George Miller (D-CA) has called for another investigation.

But while the White House wants teachers and principals to be accountable, once again, they are not. A White House spokesman said the White House knew nothing about it. Does ignorance make it OK?

If they want to argue for NCLB, then fine. But don't pay so-called journalists to do your work for you. And certainly don't pay them with taxpayer money. I sincerely hope there's some consequences for his. Teachers aren't the only ones who should be held accountable.

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