In the day and age when the Public Relations industry should be focusing more on interactions with the public and less on media relations, someone decides the best solution is to FAKE media relations. Brilliant.
From Bulldog Reporter:
FEMA employees last Tuesday posed as reporters at a news conference in
Washington about the Southern California wildfires. The briefing was
called on short notice and no journalists were on hand when it started.
Instead, FEMA deputy director Harvey Johnson stood
before a FEMA camera feeding live images to television networks and
took questions from agency employees posing as reporters.