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Democrats Introduce Bill To Outlaw Pentagon Propaganda!

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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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Democrats Introduce Bill To Outlaw Pentagon Propaganda!


rawstory.com

Last April, the New York Times revealed that retired officers serving as military analysts on television news shows had regularly been briefed by the Pentagon and supplied with pro-war and pro-administration talking points.

The program was "temporarily suspended" by the Pentagon a week later. Now four senators have introduced legislation to prevent it from resuming.

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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 03:15 PM
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Man, is THIS ever something to pay close attention to, as these guys are CURRENTLY spewing out the propaganda left and right about Iran. Not to mention them setting up "fake news sites" overseas that push their agendas and are designed to brainwash...

Notice how the MSM is non-existent on all of this garbage...lol



Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), John Kerry (D-MA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) have introduced S. 3099, titled "A bill to prohibit the use of funds by the Department of Defense for propaganda purposes within the United States not otherwise specifically authorized by law."

"This Administration has a history of pushing propaganda on the American public," Sen. Lautenberg explained. "The American people expect our federal government to tell the nation the truth."

"There is no need for paid cheerleaders to support an argument," added Sen. Menendez.




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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 03:34 PM
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What frightens me is the...,


...use of funds by the Department of Defense for propaganda purposes within the United States not otherwise specifically authorized by law...


For goodness sakes! They actually thought to craft the legislation with the INCLUSIVE verbiage 'otherwise authorized by law.'

Exactly when do you think the American people would agree it's OK to be 'sold' information regarding the state like a consumer buying deodorant? When would they think you SHOULD authorize propaganda?

Man, they suck wind!



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 03:51 PM
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That is a great find.

I hope that the bill passes in Congress, it would be great to finally stifle the propaganda.



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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This will never pass. The Dems will want to be able to use the Pentagon for their propaganda purposes just as Bush has and just as Clinton did. This is a perfect example of lip service wherein a few senators are introducing a bill they know won't pass just so they can point to their constituency and say "See what we tried to do for you? Vote for us!"



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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Yeah we sure can believe in John Kerry.


Also, the whole otherwise authorized by law... opens the door for sanctionned propaganda. And if it passes, which I doubt, they will only pay them off the record. That's it.




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