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Double Standard? Media warn Trump could exploit US 'propaganda' arm – under bipartisan law

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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:21 PM
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There are a bunch of taxpayer funded radio broadcasts that are piped into countries that are not free. The law was changed to do away with the admin of the board of Governors for the broadcasts, and 1 chief executive will have all the power. Ut Oh, this could mean a pro Trump executive could be appointed by Trump. Every one is up in arms. Remember Hillary was supposed to win, and Obama is supposed to sign the changes into law any time. Big OOPS.

The media is concerned over more than Trump TV, a change in Broadcasting Governors could give him a ring wing propaganda arm at tax payer expense. Would we hear a peep if HRC was in the White house?



Donald Trump could be getting “an unfettered propaganda arm.” He might finally have his own “Trump TV.” He could install a right-wing ideologue at taxpayer expense.

Pretty chilling stuff -- except for the fact that the media operation in question is backed by the Obama administration and the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The episode provides a stark example of the media’s double standard when it comes to Trump, in which something barely treated as news mushrooms into a calamity because he, rather than Hillary Clinton, will be sitting in the Oval Office.

There are a bunch of taxpayer funded radio broadcasts that are piped into countries that are not free and this is a way to tell them about freedom. Anyway, the law was changed to do away with the admin of the board of Governors for the broadcasts, and 1 chief executive will have all the power. Ut Oh, this could mean a pro Trump executive could be appointed by Trump.


The focus of this heated coverage is a congressional amendment to abolish the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other government communications agencies.

In the wake of a bipartisan consensus that the board is ineffective and sometimes incompetent, Congress recently voted to replace it with a single chief executive now appointed by the president. Obama is expected to sign a defense authorization bill that includes the amendment as early as today.


www.foxnews.com...




posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

There have been a bunch of laws drawn up this year on foreign propaganda and alternative media and such. I think you may be spot on when you say they were all anticipating a Hillary win and an ousting of whatever media they did not agree with.

Now with Trump as president elect people are worried? They should have been worried regardless!! I know politics has blurred mine and others vision this election but it's important to remember how shady the background really is.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

No, we were were worried before. One person should not control this.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Yep our candidate is good when she breaks the law, and she is going to win.... Wait Trump won, can we get a do over.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Like I was saying the Democrats were in such a hurry to secure their power they never bothered to look at what happens if Democrats lose control.

Their hypocrisy is just funny as hell.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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so, why hasn`t the media voiced their concerns about this change before now?

oh that`s right because trump won.

The media isn`t even trying to hide their prejudices anymore.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Come on Relda, do you think we would hear a peep if HRC were elected (shutter).



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

How will this factor in with the Global Engagement Center which was passed under the NDAA 2017 on December 8 and will be under the authority of the Sec. State ?

Does one feed the other, do they play into each other?? Does this give the Federal government the legal mandate to now create fake news, and influence it all the way up through academic institutions and private companies??




To establish cooperative or liaison relationships with foreign partners and allies… and other entities, such as academia, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector
— §1259C, a5

Or, in other words, they’ll be planting their people in academic situations & working with pretty much any industry they think will enhance their propaganda’s reach & effectiveness. The section even approves funding to spy on journalists, social media groups, political parties, & NGOs — all of this is to “proactively advance fact-based narratives,” of course. See for yourself — the NDAA lists one of the center’s functions as:

“Identifying current and emerging trends in… information obtained from print, broadcast, online and social media, support for third-party outlets such as think tanks, political parties, and nongovernmental organizations… and the use of covert or clandestine special operators and agents to influence targeted populations and governments…”
§1259C, b4

AUTHORITY FOR GRANTS.—The Center is authorized to provide grants or contracts of financial support to civil society groups, journalists, nongovernmental organizations, federally-funded research and development centers, private companies, or academic institutions for the following purposes:

[…]to counter efforts by foreign governments to use disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda to influence the policies and social and political stability of the United States

§1259C, f(1) & §1259C, f(1)D

In plain English, this is saying that the US is going to start subsidizing journalists, researchers, and even schools who agree with the regime — which, incidentally, will punish and potentially threaten the viability of truly independent media altogether.


So is there any chance these two events are related to each other???



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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Their hypocrisy is just funny as hell.


it helps to have a sense of humor to maintain your sanity about all this "Fake News" BS...

U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban

For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened?


Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

Propaganda that was supposed to target foreigners could now be aimed at Americans, reversing a longstanding policy.


US Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans




posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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This had bipartisan support even Hillary supported it,everyone who supported this was smart enough to know that what they were supporting was nothing short of a government ministry of propaganda.
it`s only now that the ones who don`t have a voice in appointing the U.S. version of Joseph Goebbels are complaining.
None of them should have ever supported this,they aren`t stupid people or they wouldn`t be in the positions that they are in,they knew exactly what they were supporting.
Both sides supported this on a gamble that they would win the election,neither side took the American people into account. They supported this under purely selfish and self serving expectations.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
There are a bunch of taxpayer funded radio broadcasts that are piped into countries that are not free. The law was changed to do away with the admin of the board of Governors for the broadcasts, and 1 chief executive will have all the power. Ut Oh, this could mean a pro Trump executive could be appointed by Trump. Every one is up in arms. Remember Hillary was supposed to win, and Obama is supposed to sign the changes into law any time. Big OOPS.

The media is concerned over more than Trump TV, a change in Broadcasting Governors could give him a ring wing propaganda arm at tax payer expense. Would we hear a peep if HRC was in the White house?

Donald Trump could be getting “an unfettered propaganda arm.” He might finally have his own “Trump TV.” He could install a right-wing ideologue at taxpayer expense.

Pretty chilling stuff -- except for the fact that the media operation in question is backed by the Obama administration and the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The episode provides a stark example of the media’s double standard when it comes to Trump, in which something barely treated as news mushrooms into a calamity because he, rather than Hillary Clinton, will be sitting in the Oval Office.

The focus of this heated coverage is a congressional amendment to abolish the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other government communications agencies.


So what? It's propaganda, exactly as it was before. By your reckoning, just abolish the lot and save the taxpayer a heap of money. That way, no kudos to be given out to any arsehole. Boring ain't it?
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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

My point was they were making plans for Hillary the great to take the reins of all this. Then she lost.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 08:33 PM
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There's actually been other legislation as well which was meant to give the Dems a fair amount control of the landscape going forward, all hinging on a Hillary win.

Yet again we see from the left that they have little foresight, and the whole "what what happens if we lose" option was never put on the table or considered. Mixture of arrogance and incompetence.

It's their legislation which very will could lead to the conservatives controlling the House, the Senate and the MSM.

But hey, what's good for the goose is good for the gander, right?

Lol.

Down the road this doesn't only propel Trump towards and eight year term but it also has the societal impact of cutting down on the ultra left, ultra progressive, PC crowd and limiting their propaganda, which in turn will see more youth trend towards the center.
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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: MysticPearl

Well said, the dems are ridiculous, they are willing to burn down the constitution to get HRC elected. Get the popcorn out, this is going to be a show.



posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: MysticPearl

they stacked the deck but what they didn`t plan on was what to do if they didn`t get dealt the first card and ended up with the stacked losing hand, rule number 1: ALWAYS have a plan B
they didn`t have a plan B they went all in and rolled the dice on a sure thing that turned out to not be a sure thing, now they are running around willy nilly screaming THE RUSSIANS DID IT, TRUMPS A COMMUNIST,WE`RE ALL GOONA DIE, they are in panic mode they have no plan they dug down deep into their dusty old chest of democrat backup plans and pulled out a deck of 1950`s cards and are playing the communist card.
They are completely blind to the fact that the commie scare card became obsolete when the soviet union disbanded.


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posted on Dec, 13 2016 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

The straws are being grabbed, and they are floundering in their own lies. They bet everything on the HRC, and lost.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 12:56 AM
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Because she thought all that money she got from foreign countries was going to guarantee her win, and the fact that she thought she was entitled to it, but no dice. and ALOT of favors she can't repay, she should be more worried about what she promised those foreign countries and now can't deliver, she should just stay home.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 02:45 AM
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Double standard indeed. It would be nice if this weapon was used to further discredit and destroy the MSM. We are going to have to really hold his feet to the fire with this one though. In the meantime let's continue raping the MSM with our social media.

hopefully this "Gab" thing will be ready soon and picks up some more steam because I'm fed up with facebook, twitter, and youtube's' censorship.

Unfortunately I doubt Donald will touch the pedo pizza pie plight.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: seasonal


right-wing ideologue at taxpayer expense.


makes perfect sense. Why would left wing ideologue be privileged ?

Isnt America home to all...left and right ? black or white...or other ?

It's hard to be consistent these days it seems.




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