More White House Manipulation of News

If you are a regular blog reader you know the story of a supposed “reporter” with access to the White House who turns out to be an operative of the Right. Steve at Left Coaster puts it in perspective: The Left Coaster: The Blogosphere Exposes Another Fraudulent White House Media Operation:

Apparently Gannon would sit in on the press gaggles each day and when needed steer the direction of the press briefings away from troubling areas when reporters started to lock onto vulnerabilities in what [Press Secretary] Scott McClellan was saying.

[. . .] This sorry episode, so soon after the propaganda debacle with Armstrong Williams among others, leads me to question what else is the White House doing to manufacture news and news coverage?