Republican leaders probing stimulus cash for MSNBC ads

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September 1, 2012

From FOXNews.com

Republican leaders on a House panel are requesting that the U.S. Department of Labor turn over all records involving a $495,000 contract funded through President Obama’s stimulus program that paid for a barrage of ads on White House-friendly cable programs touting its “green jobs” initiative.

The 2009 contract with McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations led to more than 100 commercials on cable news programs on MSNBC hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann to increase awareness about the Job Corps program’s training in environmentally friendly industries.

In an Aug. 24 letter to Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Fox, R-N.C., requested documents, communications and information on the taxpayer-funded ad campaign.

“Despite the fact that these funds were made available as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – legislation President Obama said was critical for immediate job creation – an examination of public records show that the contract that resulted in the advertisements on MSNBC created no jobs,” the letter reads. “Upon further review of public records, we have found that DOL, since 2009, spent almost $2 million on public relations services from MP&F, resulting in the creation of one job in the last reported quarter.”

A call seeking comment from Labor Department officials was not immediately returned Friday.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told FoxNews.com last week that the contract didn’t “pass the basic sniff test.”

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