9/11 workers from Moore film fear political attack

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Three ground zero workers who accompanied filmmaker Michael Moore on a trip to Cuba for medical treatment featured in his new movie "Sicko" charged Friday they were targeted by the U.S. government because of ... Full Story
lisa silvy

Ryde, Australia

#2 Jun 22, 2007
I think its a disgrace how these people are being treated by the U.S govt. I live in australia and have a back injury and I am on disability.I get operations done and it cost me nothing also its free for the trip in an ambulance.My medications are mostly on the free list and cost me $4.60.Wake up government and look after your people,who you said were brave and hero's,or is there an experation date on that title.
VoteVets org

United States

#3 Jun 23, 2007
Propaganda is to democracy what violence is to dictatorship.
Ignorant masses who have to be marginalized for there own good.

Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged TV News
March 13, 2005

It is the kind of TV news coverage every president covets.

"Thank you, Bush. Thank you, U.S.A.," a jubilant Iraqi-American told a camera crew in Kansas City for a segment about reaction to the fall of Baghdad. A second report told of "another success" in the Bush administration's "drive to strengthen aviation security"; the reporter called it "one of the most remarkable campaigns in aviation history." A third segment, broadcast in January, described the administration's determination to open markets for American farmers.

To a viewer, each report looked like any other 90-second segment on the local news. In fact, the federal government produced all three. The report from Kansas City was made by the State Department. The "reporter" covering airport safety was actually a public relations professional working under a false name for the Transportation Security Administration. The farming segment was done by the Agriculture Department's office of communications.

Under the Bush administration, the federal government has aggressively used a well-established tool of public relations: the prepackaged, ready-to-serve news report that major corporations have long distributed to TV stations to pitch everything from headache remedies to auto insurance. In all, at least 20 federal agencies, including the Defense Department and the Census Bureau, have made and distributed hundreds of television news segments in the past four years, records and interviews show. Many were subsequently broadcast on local stations across the country without any acknowledgement of the government's role in their production.

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