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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Paying the warbloggers to sing...

More and more evidence of the US military and its propaganda missions are coming out. Bloggers are now being offered filthy lucre to shill like crazy about the war.

The U.S. Army is giving "exclusive content" to pro-war bloggers through a propaganda company funded by American tax dollars.

The Washington Post's national security columnist reported the shameful news today.

The goal of the Army's propaganda is to obscure the horrible truth of the Iraq occupation, the propaganda company admitted in an e-mail to unquestioning supporters of the endless war.

No longer able to control the usually corrupt Washington press corps, the Bush administration has been repeatedly caught creating fake newscasts and fake news agencies while bribing "independent" journalists to repeat the government's lies. And each month brings new evidence that dozens of "real" journalists and TV news personalities are involved in a massive cover-up scheme to protect themselves as they protect criminal figures such as "Scooter" Libby and Dick Cheney.

With the U.S. public overwhelmingly against the government's wars abroad and against Americans at home, mainstream news outlets have slowly begun to report the truth.

New propaganda efforts such as the Army's blogging scheme are the latest attempts to dilute actual reporting on the scandals and failures of the federal government. With so many Americans now seeing blogs mixed in with online news, the Pentagon hopes to confuse citizens.

Not surprisingly, the pro-Bush bloggers are thrilled at the opportunity to act like the state-controlled media of the Soviet Union.
Now, there's a good name for Pajamas Media....PRAVDA MEDIA!


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