Thursday, December 29, 2011

Paid Bush War Propagandists Appear On TV News 4,500 Times In Attempt To Brainwash Americans

This story broke years ago but what is new is we now know the frequency and intensity of the propaganda.  Paid shills for the war state, posing as independent analysts or SMEs (subject matter experts) , pumped the war for the Bush administration 4,500 times on every national TV news network.    Think about that.  4,500 times over a handful of years.  I doubt the Soviet Union had anywhere near that many of propagandists on their state-run newscasts for any topic.   Joseph Stalin would be proud.  Of course, so would George Orwell.

Lying and deceit are insidious.  If one is willing to lie or deceive about any topic, then how do we ever know what is true?   We don’t.  The bond of trust is irreparably broken without reform.  Until democracy is restored in politics, how can we trust anything out of Washington?  We can’t. 

Democracy cannot survive without transparency.  There are many easy fixes for this type of puppet government propaganda.  One might be that every news guest commenting on issues affecting our nation must sign a legal disclosure form that requires them to list all economic ties.   Legal.  As in, you lie, you face perjury.  Then these disclosure forms must be transparently shared on air before the guest is allowed to speak. 

Now, if a former military officer was required to share that he was being paid by the government to shill for the war, I seriously doubt the mainstream media would even invite them as guests.   But, then what would the mainstream media talk about?  Doh!?  Maybe what they are given a constitutional pass to talk about.  That is, to inform and educate society rather than attempting to deceive us for the motive of profit.    Profit-driven news is a false dichotomy.  One cannot serve two masters.  One cannot serve both profit motive and the search for truth. 

Video here. 

"Without debate and without criticism no administration and no country can survive.........that is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press is protected by the First Amendments. The only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution. Not primarily to amuse and entertain. Not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental. Not to simply give the public what it wants. But to inform. To arouse. To reflect. To state our dangers and our opportunities. To indicate our crises and our choices. To lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion......And it means finally that government at all levels must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible obligation.........." --JFK

posted by TimingLogic at 11:16 AM

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