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Bush the propagandist

Ever wonder why some people simply refuse to believe what has become ALL TOO OBVIOUS to 2/3rds of America? We know Bush is one of the most daring liars of our age, but some people are so blinded and so brainwashed that even the most bald-faced, completely transparent lies are met with applause and glee. And anyone who points to the emperor and claims he wears no clothes is simply "Un-American" in their book.

Do you know why this is? The Independent has the story ...
Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV'
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
29 May 2006

Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products.

Investigators from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking information about stations across the country after a report produced by a campaign group detailed the extraordinary extent of the use of such items.

The report, by the non-profit group Centre for Media and Democracy, found that over a 10-month period at least 77 television stations were making use of the faux news broadcasts, known as Video News Releases (VNRs). Not one told viewers who had produced the items.

"We know we only had partial access to these VNRs and yet we found 77 stations using them," said Diana Farsetta, one of the group's researchers. "I would say it's pretty extraordinary. The picture we found was much worse than we expected going into the investigation in terms of just how widely these get played and how frequently these pre-packaged segments are put on the air."

More here ...

Of course, any reasonably intelligent American knows that domestic propaganda is illegal. I'm wondering if this will ever come before our courts. I'm sure there is some sort of legal loophole they'll try to invoke. But the sins of the Bush Crime Family will eventually catch up with them. And this is just one of all too many.

You can fool some people some of the time. But you can't fool all the people all of the time.

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