Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Tom Toles: Cartoonist and Prophet

Remember back when the administration proposed creating a phony news bureau -- that is, a bureau that would produce phony news? There was an awful outcry, and the idea was abandoned.

At least, that's what they told us. And, on Feb 28, 2002, here's how Tom Toles summed up the short-lived experiment.

Now, here's a rumination on the NYTimes/White House kerfuffle, from the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/060710ta_talk_remnick

Why put out phony news when you can succeed in making the real news LOOK phony?

Interesting times we live in.

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