The Federal Emergency Management Agency has hit a new low by rigging a press conference with fake reporters. FEMA announced the news conference last Tuesday with 15 minutes’ notice and provided an 800 number for reporters, but it was not set up to take questions. When no reporters showed up, FEMA provided stand-ins to ask questions and a video feed. Several channels broadcast parts of the event live.
The briefing opened with a brief statement and took six questions from FEMA employees – like the hard hitting – “Are you happy with FEMA’s response so far?”