Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Catapulting the propaganda in Iraq

From guest writer Juniper Flesco:

Earlier this year George W. Bush blithely admitted his administration's manipulation tactics when he said: "...See, in my line of work you gotta keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kinda catapult the propaganda."

What's catapulting propaganda? Well it's sort of like slinging bullshit, but it reaches farther and delivers a much larger load. Bush's catapult now reaches all the way to Iraq. According to this article, the U.S. has been paying Iraq newspapers to run positive stories about the war, and presumably to avoid publishing stories like this or this.

Funny, I thought we were trying to promote democracy in Iraq, not Soviet-era totalitarianism. At least in the U.S.S.R. their fake, pro-government news stories were clearly fake.

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