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$500,000 of stimulus cash spent to air Obama ads during Olbermann, Maddow shows

21 Aug

The Washington Times is reporting that some of your hard earned tax dollars, about $500,000 was doled out to the Presidents favorite cable channel to run ads promoting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows.

The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.

Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.

The firm ultimately negotiated ad buys for “two approved spots” airing 14 times per week for two months on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” according to a project report, which listed the number zero under a section of the report asking how many jobs had been created through the stimulus contract.

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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Barack Obama

 

2 responses to “$500,000 of stimulus cash spent to air Obama ads during Olbermann, Maddow shows

  1. nooneofanyimport

    August 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Hey, just trying to keep fellow comrades afloat, yes?

     

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