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U.S. Broadcasting Propaganda within U.S. borders?

January 9, 2007

Taxpayers should not be paying for the illegal transmission of government propaganda within U.S. borders,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Washington, D.C.-based CREW [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington], a nonprofit group that gets some of its funding from Democratic-leaning donors.

[Miami Herald, Jan. 9, 2007]

While I agree that the broadcast of propaganda within the U.S. by the U.S. government is alarming and illegal, I wonder if what goes unsaid here is that somehow the broadcast of propaganda OUTSIDE the U.S. by the U.S. government is NOT alarming, and legal?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2007 11:31 AM

    The broadcast signals only originate inside the US. As you know, radio and television signals are very precise and therefore only the intended recipients (non-US citizens) will be able to receive them.

    Subversive propaganda, pro-US PR campaigns, and full-on snow jobs have always been an important part of good-faith, honest and effective diplomacy.

  2. January 10, 2007 1:19 PM

    Democracy Now held a debate on this topic today.

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