by Eric Alterman in The Nation:
"The Williams episode also raises the question of how many other conservative propagandists are on the receiving end of administration payola. We know that local TV stations have shown the administration's fake news reports, distributed by CNN and featuring Karen Ryan, to promote its lousy new Medicare law. The Office of National Drug Control Policy used the same tactic to help stations fool viewers with illegal "covert propaganda" programs, according to the GAO. The revelation of these tactics forced CNN to change its policies to disallow their use. Good for them. And good for them for canning Crossfire. But what, for goodness' sake, Mr. Klein, about Novak?"