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    But this is not new. Check out my April 2005 diary, or one the month earlier.

    It reminds me of one of my first snarky efforts, Total DisInformation Awareness, whoringly, lovingly reprinted here:

    Total DisInformation Awareness
    by thingamabob [Subscribe] [Edit Diary]
    Wed Dec 01, 2004 at 05:50:32 PM EDT

    I was reminded earlier today (in this diary Pentagon Uses CNN for Psyops about the whole Total Information Awareness fiasco (the real fiasco is that it probably went ahead as planned but was simply buried form public view).

    That has got to have been one of the more ridiculous, obviously fascist policies in a long time. It got me thinking that Saturday Night Live, MadTV and other similar shows have been missing the boat or self-censoring too much.

       * thingamabob's diary :: ::
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    (Elevated parts of this from a comment that I am obviously too proud of, or that I think is funnier than it is. I'm weak! Have pity.)

    This just in: Entire US Election Was psy-ops

    Yes, folks, it's true. NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and PBS are scrambling to replace scores of reporters, researchers, consultants and analysts as they have been infiltrated by scores of operatives working for the Bush white house, the RNC, and the Pentagon.

    During the entire campaign, these operatives worked to ensure that Republican talking points came across as truthful and meaningful, while shining a disproportionately negative light upon spokespeople for Democrat and progressive organisations whose talking points consisted of mindlessly adhering to the truth.

    In one shocking case, Dan Rather was mishandled by his Psyops assistant and actually came close to reporting the truth about W. Fortunately, the operatives at the other networks were quick to denounce this and restore public faith in the fecklessness of their media organizations.

    The biggest success of these psyops, however, came immediately after the election, when not even CBS disputed the notion that a majority of Americans supported the President and his policies because of their moral character.

    While not wanting to reveal the extent of the infiltration, members of Douglas J. Feith's staff were quick to trumpet the effectiveness of their operations.

    On another note, "like leading lambs to the slaughter" was just voted most popular phrase in government for the third year running.

    UPDATE: A breaking story: American broadcasters responding to their infiltration by psyops teams have decided to abandon the use of consultants and analysts (so-called "pundits") as too risky and likely to lead to "misperceptions" on the parts of the public. Sources in senior management offices say that the broadcasters are toying with the idea of presenting "news" in the future.

    Total DisInformation Awareness, the companion program to the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness program (designed to collect information linking toilet paper output and daily bathroom visits to terrorists and their financial backers), was created as a means of making sure that Americans felt secure, whether they actually are or not.

    "A big part of the battle is convincing Americans that we are keeping them safe. The fact is, we just don't know. But it would be irresponsible of us to admit that," stated an unidentified source close to the Vice-President.

    Currently being considered in the halls of power, due to the "catastrophic success" of this disinformation campaign (according to sources, only senior technicians at Diebold know how many votes were "cast" in November's election), are several other "security" programs.

    Following Total Information Awareness and Total Disinformation Awareness will be the Total Information Mismanagement program, which is designed to ensure that no records exist anywhere in government which can actually show what has happened over the last four years. If this program is successful, many expect the Total Lack of Information campaign to continue at senior levels. All of these programs will be coordinated under the Totally Clueless Department umbrella, widely rumoured to be going to Condi Rice.

    Historians agree that future generations will most likely refer to this era as "darker than the dark ages, more medieval than medieval times, and a big, whomping SNAFU." Most historians, however, are not expected to be heard from following the succesful rollout of the Totally Clueless Department.

    -8.38, -4.97 "...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii.

    by thingamabob on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:05:46 PM PDT

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