Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Washington establishment is legalizing their right to lie to the public.

NDAA Legalizes Propaganda - Business Insider

The newest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes an amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on the American public, reports Michael Hastings of BuzzFeed.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ndaa-legalizes-propaganda-2012-5#ixzz2E6MJNrQW

I can understand that there are circumstances under which it would be useful for government offficials to obfuscate the facts to the point of lying. However, I can imagine many more circumstances in which the right to lie and propagandize to the public would be a self serving act of harm to the public good. Politicians lie by default, let's not make it easier for them.  BBL

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