U.S. ends ban on government propaganda being broadcast to Americans
Saturday, July 20, 2013 by: J. D. Heyes
Tags: government propaganda, radio broadcasts, disinformation
(NaturalNews) It may seem ironic, given the pro-administration propaganda that is broadcast and published daily by the mainstream press. But now they are about to get some real competition from none other than the federal government itself.
In a quiet little move aimed at drawing as little attention as possible, the government recently repealed a decades-old anti-propaganda law that “prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences,” Foreign Policy magazine reported.
More from the mag:
…[O]n July 2, [the law] 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.
Move over, CNN and MSNBC. There’s a new propaganda sheriff in town, and his name is Uncle Sam.