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Pentagon clears ITSELF of propaganda violations

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posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 12:01 PM
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hello .... searched ATS and i didn't come up with any other threads about this ... and if this is in the wrong forum please re-direct .... this screams conspiracy why would the Pentagon admit of the propaganda violations on itself ... that would make all the ignorant people lose faith in their government haha just my personal opinion .... i'm pretty sure everyone here knows that the Pentagon has put out some sort of propaganda about the war in Iraq ... just search the site ... here's the article link at bottom ...


An internal investigation has cleared the Pentagon of violating a ban on domestic propaganda by using retired military officers to comment positively about the war in Iraq in the US media.

In a report posted on its website Friday, the Pentagon's inspector general said "we found the evidence insufficient to conclude that RMA (retired military analysts) outreach activities were improper."

The report said the controversy, which erupted in April following an expose in the New York Times, warranted no further investigation.

The Times found that the Pentagon laid on special briefings and conference calls for the retired officers, many of whom then repeated the talking points as military experts on television news shows.

It also found that many of the media analysts also worked as consultants or served on the boards of defense contracting companies, but that those ties often went undisclosed to the public.

US law bars government agencies from using funds for domestic propaganda, but the inspector general's report said the definition of propaganda is unclear.

The report said historically it has been interpreted to mean publicity for the sake of self aggrandizement, partisanship, or covert communications, and that by those standards the evidence did not show a violation of the ban.

"Further, we found insufficient basis to conclude that (the office of the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs) conceived of or undertook a disciplined effort to assemble a contingent of influential RMAs who could be depended on to comment favorably on DoD (Department of Defense) programs," it said.


Full Article Here



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posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 12:31 PM
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This is a joke. Much like in many cities around the world, where the police do their own investigations of abuse, like they are going to admit wrongdoing????

What irks me to no end is how naive they think the American people are. Lazy, uncommitted to change and honest government...yes.....naive....no.



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