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Saturday, December 10, 2005

What? Me Pay for Propaganda?

A new story surfaced this week (or maybe last, but it definitely got wheels this week) that shocker of all shockers, the Bush Administration is paying for propaganda in Iraq. Here's my take:

This is being reported as a shocking allegation of sudden importance, perhaps due to the enormously large price tag on "the project". A quiet, but consistent mantra has been growing that this may not be a good practice for our Government to be engaged in as the "Liberators" of a country. After all, if the press is bought and sold, it's freedom isn't exactly secure.

What strikes me as the enormous pink and purple elephant in the room is that I could swear that less than a year ago, the same Administration was busted paying supposedly independent talking heads large sums of cash to...push propaganda in the supposedly independent and free American television, radio and newspapers. What ever happened to that story by the way? Was anyone held accountable by the Congress or the "independent American media"? I wonder why not?

Maybe it's a stretch, but I have the sneaking suspicion that there is a coincidence here...

4 comments:

Karen said...

Great site, Renee!

I've added your site to my blog. :)

Stephen said...

And then there's Jeff Gannon, whose real name is Guckert... offering himself up on militarystud.com as a $200-an-hour male prostitute who had all of those opportunities to routinely slip inside the White House. Guckert, operating as "Jeff Gannon," was granted daily access to White House press briefings for more than two years as a "reporter" for Talon News.

bigkey said...

I do not understand your suprise about the propaganda, it has been used in all wars sense WW1 why should this be any differnt. You must have played hooky on your histroy classes.

Bigkey

Crawford's Take said...

Karen, thanks for the promo.

Stephen, that's a whole other blog/conspiracy.

bigkey, Apparently, you missed the sarcasm...as you get to know me better, you'll pick up on it ;)

Rae