House probes stim money to MSNBC for ads

Rick Moran
Money from the Stimulus bill paid for more than 100 ads on MSNBC touting the president's "green jobs" initiative, according to documents obtained by the House Committee on Education and Workforce. Washington Times: A House panel is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to turn over all records involving a half-million dollar contract funded through President Obama's $831 billion stimulus program that paid for more than 100 commercials on MSNBC touting a "green jobs" initiative. The contract with McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC in 2009 resulted in more than 100 commercials on cable shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman to raise awareness about the Job Corps program's training in environmentally-friendly career areas. But spending reports showed that no jobs were created through the contract. The Washington Times first reported on the contract earlier this month, quoting one taxpayer watchdog who questioned not only the lack of jobs but why the...(Read Full Post)

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