Remember Armstrong Williams?
This is certainly an interesting time for a report unflattering to the administration and requested way back in January to come out. After Armstrong Williams was exposed as an administration shill paid to propagandize us with our own tax dollars, Democrat George Miller ordered a report from the Inspector General of the Dept. of Energy detailing all government-funded propaganda.
The report revealed that several papers had run these propaganda pieces but one, the NY Sun, was only exposed as a result of the congressman's own investigation.
The DOE's Inspector General argued that just because they paid for material doesn't mean it was propaganda because, he said, the DOE would have to willingly mislead the public.
I have to believe that this guy is bullshitting or perhaps recently returned from some sort of oxygen depravation experiment. But Miller's response is a bit more measured than mine:
"The department is trying to define itself out of trouble by setting the bar very high for what constitutes covert propaganda... The department allowed this egregious use of taxpayer dollars to continue with such consistency that it cannot now claim that it was ignorant of the practice. Either the department is grossly incompetent when it comes to awarding grants and contracts, or it is misleading investigators and engaging in a cover up."Problem is, right now, nobody's watching... (E&P)