NPR logo

The White House's Use of Video Releases

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4557751/4557752" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
The White House's Use of Video Releases

The White House's Use of Video Releases

The White House's Use of Video Releases

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4557751/4557752" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Agencies under the Bush administration have long provided broadcasters with video news releases — produced tapes that often pose as reported news stories. Some broadcasters have used them without attribution, inviting charges of government propaganda. The use of VNR's is not new, but critics say it is more extensive under the Bush administration.