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  •  Hey, it seems to me they read Cass Sunstein's (10+ / 0-)

    work.

    Obama confidant’s spine-chilling proposal

    Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites — as well as other activist groups — which advocate views that Sunstein deems “false conspiracy theories” about the Government.
    And our government, it seems has moved to implement his plans.
    'Anti-Propaganda' Ban Repealed, Freeing State Dept. To Direct Its Broadcasting Arm At American Citizens

    The US government has a bit of a PR problem at the moment, thanks to Ed Snowden's leaks and a decade-plus of general antipathy towards its constituents' rights and liberties growing out of its War on Terror.

    -cut-

    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.

    I guess the only way to combat it would be to shutdown the comments sections, right?

    Popular Science Shuts Down Comments on its Website

    Hummm...what was the point of this diary again?

    It's all a bit confoosing.  Our government doesn't like the bad press it's getting so it passes a law allowing them to "cognitively infiltrate" and use it's own propaganda on us and we're supposed to be upset that Fox News, a known Republican propaganda outfit, did the same thing???

    And I'm supposed to be outraged?

    Ugh, help me out here.

    This where I hear the echoes of my father: "Do as I say, not as I do!" keep running through my head.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 10:23:52 AM PDT

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