This really pisses me off, since the New York Times followed this model in the run up to the Iraq investigation. What pisses me off is if your story and analysis comes from the government, how are you a journalist? The government has numerous spokespeople whose job is to give the government side of the story. When alleged journalists “package” the government position in their writing, they are providing what appears to be independent support for a given position. This is exactly what propaganda programs look like

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