State Department assembling de facto propaganda ministry
The U.S. State Department is planning to ‚Äúbuy‚ÄĚ media broadcasts, as the Obama administration assembles a de facto propaganda machine, according to documents that reveal the president‚Äôs plans moving closer to the 2012 election.
According to information WND located via routine database research, State‚Äôs Bureau of Public Affairs is soliciting the help of ‚Äúglobal news coverage service providers‚ÄĚ to create and disseminate department ‚Äúnews.‚ÄĚ
VNRs ‚Äúare segments designed to be indistinguishable from independently produced news reports that are distributed and promoted to television newsrooms,‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress ‚Äď in 2005 declared that several federal entities, such as the Department of Education and the...