'Chronicle' Facilitating Bush Administration-Type Activities

RECEIVED Thu., May 11, 2006

Dear Editor,
    Let's see, in Washington we have the Bush administration compensating journalists to generate and promote "advocacy news" presented as real news to support their agenda. Here in Austin it appears, we have the Chronicle allowing its writers to craft articles that promote the agenda of the PR firms employing them [“Austin @ Large,” News, May 5].
    What is next from Clark-Madison and the Chronicle? Fast food is healthy for kids, or is it that global warming is a myth. Perhaps that will depend on the local PR firms.
    Might it be easier for your readers to bypass the Chronicle altogether and simply go to TateAustin's Web site for its news?
    I like my neighborhood library too.
Mark W. Tschurr
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