Glenn Greenwald is always on top of government abuse of power, and recently he’s been all over the case of the military analysts for the major networks that were being prepped by the government to feed propaganda to us, their employers.
Mona, over at the art of the possible, helps to put it in perspective from our point of view…
But tax-payer subsidized psy-ops is nothing new; the DEA has been doing it for years, as for example by publishing a ‹debate manualŠ (originally titled How to Hold Your Own in a Drug Legalization Debate) to use during exchanges with those advocating drug-policy reform. (But the DEA counsels avoiding any debate at all, if possible.)
We‰ve been paying for the government to fund lies and propaganda defending its own tyrannical powers since well before Bush and 9/11.
Yep. We’re used to it. The important thing is not to get complacent about it.
There’s something horribly, treasonously wrong in a country of the people, by the people and for the people, where the government functions by lying to the people.