Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda BanSubmitted by coffee_sponge on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 03:27
An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned.
The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules Committee's official website.
The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns.
The bi-partisan amendment is sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State.
It would seem Faux News isn't doing enough to whip Americans into a jingoistic frenzy, so maybe some official looking communications from the Neocons over at State and the Pentagon will finally persuade enough Americans of our "need" to go indiscriminately kill masses of brown people somewhere half way around the world.
Like the American people aren't inundated with a surfeit of lies and propaganda already.