Sifting Through the Friday News Dump Often, the White House sets the release of bad news and unflattering documents to late Friday afternoon. The Pentagon and other agencies also use the practice, a legacy of earlier administrations. Michele Norris discusses the Friday news dump with two veterans of the practice: Torie Clarke, the Pentagon's chief spokesperson until June of 2003; and Joe Lockhart, a former Clinton press secretary.
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Sifting Through the Friday News Dump

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Sifting Through the Friday News Dump

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Sifting Through the Friday News Dump

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Often, the White House sets the release of bad news and unflattering documents to late Friday afternoon. The Pentagon and other agencies also use the practice, a legacy of earlier administrations. Michele Norris discusses the Friday news dump with two veterans of the practice: Torie Clarke, the Pentagon's chief spokesperson until June of 2003; and Joe Lockhart, a former Clinton press secretary.