Although Washington is called the news capital of the world, T.G. Charouhas (Letters, Jan. 25), who has been away in foreign countries where some governments operate their own news services, is worried that our presidents aren't getting their message across.
He agrees with the Reagan Administration, which is considering a White House news service. But since Americans already can easily obtain as much Administration point of view as they care for, such a service would be superfluous at a time when we have been promised a cut in needless government expenditures.
It would also be the last in a steady increase in government information activities that may vary from useful census data to sheer military propaganda, as described in former Arkansas Sen. J.W. Fulbright's "The Pentagon Propaganda Machine."
Investigative reporting by the Associated Press a few years ago revealed that 6,858 government employees were engaged in "public information, news, views and self-pleadings."