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Monday, July 04, 2005

Department of Public Information

It is a bit scary, but not surprising, that a spokesman at a recent White House press briefing dodged answering whether the US government has undeclared international prisoners. The whole idea of a press office whose primary goal is to obstruct the media in learning anything but the daily talking points seems so obviously Orwellian as to not merit discussion. How far will they go?