U.S. Government faked Bush news reports

Why does this not surprise me?

The Guardian reports on the Bush administration's use of "video news releases" to pump Dubya messaging into local TV news, unfiltered and unquestioned.

"TV news reports in America that showed President George Bush getting a standing ovation from potential voters have been exposed as fake, it has emerged.

"The US government admitted it paid actors to pose as journalists in video news releases sent to TV stations intending to convey support for new laws about health benefits."

Hat tip to Frank Paynter for the heads up.