State Department assembling de facto propaganda ministry
The U.S. State Department is planning to â€śbuyâ€ť media broadcasts, as the Obama administration assembles a de facto propaganda machine, according to documents that reveal the presidentâ€™s plans moving closer to the 2012 election.
According to information WND located via routine database research, Stateâ€™s Bureau of Public Affairs is soliciting the help of â€śglobal news coverage service providersâ€ť to create and disseminate department â€śnews.â€ť
VNRs â€śare segments designed to be indistinguishable from independently produced news reports that are distributed and promoted to television newsrooms,â€ť according to Source Watch, a Center for Media and Democracy project that chronicles the intersecting of public relations and public policy.
The General Accountability Office â€“ the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress â€“ in 2005 declared that several federal entities, such as the Department of Education and the...