Lifting of US Propaganda Ban Gives New Meaning to Old Song

In the age of legal, weaponized propaganda directed against the American people, false narratives have become so commonplace in the mainstream media that they have essentially become normalized, leading to the era of “fake news” and “alternative facts.”

"U.S. Official War Pictures", propaganda poster by Louis D. Fancher circa 1917. (Public Domain)

Though its ostensible purpose is to fund the U.S. military over a one year period, the National Defense Authorization Act, better known as the NDAA, has had numerous provisions tucked into it over the years that have targeted American civil liberties. The most well-known of these include allowing the government to wiretap American citizens without

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Senator Shaheen Pushes For DOJ Investigation Of RT America

Shaheen argues RT employees are violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act, however, the act targets lobbyists and people engaging in “political activities,” but provides exemptions for news organizations.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D – NH) is pushing a bill that would seek a Justice Department investigation of whether television station RT America is “coordinating with the Russian government,” saying there is reason to believe that there are financial ties between the channel and the Russian government, and that “the American public has a right to know if

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US Seeks Massive Expansion To Propaganda Budget

Western governments routinely sound the alarm over Russian “propaganda.” But President Obama’s new budget calls for a drastic increase in spending to America’s own foreign media arm, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which already spends millions more than its Russian counterpart.

Last year, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the US federal agency responsible for Voice of America and Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, among others, requested a substantial budget increase. Seeking an boost of $30 million, the BBG’s budget soared to $751.5 million. That was, evidently, not enough money. President Obama’s newly

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