HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Admin. Spends $1.62B On PR, Ads, "Bush Admin.'s Propaganda Effort Is Unprecedented"...

The Bush administration, amid record budget deficits, has been spending huge amounts on advertising and public relations contracts to counter a hostile media environment.

The administration spent $1.62 billion on advertising and public relations contracts over two and a half years. Most of the money was spent by the Defense Department amid its efforts to recruit soldiers for the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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