I was a guest tonight on WBUR's nationwide call-in public radio program "On Point." You can hear the show online at the WBUR website. The topic was the Bush administration's quarter-billion dollar expenditure on PR and propaganda.
Last Sunday's New York Times article fueled a discussion which featured Loren Ghiglione, Dean of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism (we agreed) and Stanley Zeitlin, a producer-distributor of fake news (we completely disagreed). Stanley was one of the VNR execs assuring his colleagues yesterday that this is a passing political flap. I, on the other hand, called the rampant twenty year use of fake news by TV stations the worst case of plagiarism in U.S. history.