FEMA staged a fake press conference? I mean, we're getting pretty used to not exactly getting the real story form our government, but this is absolutely ridiculous. I especially love the Q & A between FEMA employees (posing as reporters) and other FEMA employees about the quality of work that was going on in reaction to the California wildfires.
"I'm very happy with FEMA's response so far. This is a FEMA and a federal government that's leaning forward, not waiting to react. And you have to be pretty pleased to see that."
This quote by FEMA Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson in response to a question posed by a co-worker.
What is our current administration doing to rectify this situation in which goverment employees are broadcasting fake press conferences? Well, John "Pat" Philbin, the Director of Public Affairs who was responsible for the fake press conference is being given a promotion- he's becoming the Director of Public Affairs for the Director of National Intelligence.
Great. It's good to know that this administration, who've been oh-so-forthcoming on sharing intelligence with the American people in the first place (the Valerie Plame case excluded), is now putting someone who's best known for his ability to stage fake press conferences in charge of public relations for the Director of National Intelligence. Yee haw.