Sunday, February 8, 2009

AP CEO Curley

Curley gave a speech today in which he decried Pentagon efforts to infiltrate propaganda into the media mainstream.
"His remarks came a day after an AP investigation disclosed that the Pentagon is spending at least $4.7 billion this year on "influence operations" and has more than 27,000 employees devoted to such activities. At the same time, Curley said, the military has grown more aggressive in withholding information and hindering reporters."

"influence operations"?? how is this legal in a democracy? people are up in arms because bankers are using taxpayer money for private jets and trips to vegas. here the pentagon is taking billions of citizen money to trick us -- planting "news" stories. we are paying for our own deception. it has to stop.

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