- Shills (Armstrong Williams, Maggie Gallagher, Mike McManus)
- Salting (Jeff Gannon)
- Fake News (Karen Ryan)
- Media Intimidation
- Friday afternoon press releases
- Delaying 9/11 disclosure until Rice's confirmation as Secretary of State
- Rice running out the clock in her 9/11 testimony
I'm sure I've left a lot out here, but it's a start. At times I've thought that dishonesty or hypocrisy were the defining characteristics of this administration, but I'm coming to see that there is something deeper underneath it. Of course there is a great deal of dishonesty (and hypocrisy) documented in the above links, but I think that "message control" (newspeak for "") is more fundamental. If they felt it was helpful to them for the public to know the truth about something, I think they would probably be just as energetic about spreading that truth as they are about spreading their lies.