Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Harper's Manipulation of the Media Doesn't Come Cheap

The Sun has just revealed that the Harper government spent almost $ 900,000.00 last year just for their press releases. That doesn't include the photographs and videos that they make, in an attempt to control every last bit of information.
The Conservative government uses two main news release services to disseminate its news, Marketwire and Newswire. In 2009-2010, the feds spent $680,985 for 30 accounts with Marketwire and $213,982 for eight accounts with Newswire. The information came to light after QMI Agency questioned the government about the cost of such services. Over the weekend, QMI reported that the government spent $1.9 million in the same time frame to monitor newspapers, radio and television reports.
And he has the nerve to tell us that he's worried about our economy?

What a hypocrite.

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