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U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans

Posted By admin On July 15, 2013 @ 4:38 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

Cryptogon.com [1]
July 15, 2013

You’ll love this. A “source” explains that the reason for this is that diaspora communities in America are thirsting for U.S. Government propaganda, but can’t access it. *snort*

Via: Foreign Policy [2]:

For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened?

A former U.S. government source with knowledge of the BBG says the organization is no Pravda, but it does advance U.S. interests in more subtle ways. In Somalia, for instance, VOA serves as counterprogramming to outlets peddling anti-American or jihadist sentiment. “Somalis have three options for news,” the source said, “word of mouth, Al-Shabaab or VOA Somalia.”

This partially explains the push to allow BBG broadcasts on local radio stations in the United States. The agency wants to reach diaspora communities, such as St. Paul Minnesota’s significant Somali expat community. “Those people can get Al-Shabaab, they can get Russia Today, but they couldn’t get access to their taxpayer-funded news sources like VOA Somalia,” the source said. “It was silly.”


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[1] Cryptogon.com: http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=36021

[2] Foreign Policy: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/07/12/us_backs_off_propaganda_ban_spreads_government_made_news_to_americans

[3] Network VP Dismisses Military Pundits Scandal: ‘Everyone Understands’ Pentagon Spreads Propaganda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/network-vp-dismisses-military-pundits-scandal-%e2%80%98everyone-understands%e2%80%99-pentagon-spreads-propaganda.html

[4] How to Deal with Government Propaganda on the Web: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-to-deal-with-government-propaganda-on-the-web.html

[5] U.S. House repeals Obama health care reform: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-house-repeals-obama-health-care-reform.html

[6] Globalist Propaganda Outfit Media Matters Calls Out Fox News: http://www.prisonplanet.com/globalist-propaganda-outfit-media-matters-calls-out-fox-news.html

[7] NYT Admits Every Major News Organization Allows News To Be Censored By Government Officials: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-new-york-times-admits-that-virtually-every-major-news-organization-allows-the-news-to-be-censored-by-government-officials.html

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