In an administration where image over substance is the rule, who notices?
It's not surprising that this isn't surprising.
Fema employees posed as reporters at Tuesday's "news briefing" with Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson because an agency was providing a live video feed to US TV networks, according to the Washington Post.
Six questions were posed by the Fema officials and Mr Johnson even used the typical practice of calling for a "last question".
"I'm very happy with Fema's response," Mr Johnson said in reply to one query from an employee.
After the Washington Post published details of the briefing, which one of its reporters listened to by phone, Mr Johnson apologised for the "error of judgement" and promised to do better in future.
"Our intent was to provide useful information and be responsive to the many questions we have received," he said in a statement.
"We are reviewing our press procedures and will make the changes necessary to ensure that all of our communications are straight forward and transparent."