Monday, January 14, 2008

Government Hype 

It is typical for the media to condemn hype from companies. Would that they did the same for government as often. Here is a case. It is one more pie-in-the-sky plan that California spawns with regularity. Usually such bits of hype end with an article that reports millions were spent to no effect. Less attention is paid to over-blown rhetoric that went into the launching of the project in the first place. Perhaps it is time for the media to write "truth" columns about such endeavors, as they do with campaign ads. "Here is what the politician claimed. Here is the result." It won't stop such projects but at least citizens will get a better idea of what happened.


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