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"All effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare necessities and then must be expressed in a few stereotyped formulas. These stereotyped formulas must be constantly repeated, for only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea upon the memory of a crowd."
Adolph Hitler

the most media saturated country on Earth

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We make threats not promises!
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We Make Threats Not Promises
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the wars in Afganistan and Iraq

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governments owned by corporations

"Once a perception is created by misinformation,
it is tough to correct the wrongs." - Susanne M. Reyto


Machiavellian Mass Mind Manipulation Makes Men's Minds Mush

"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities
has the power to make you commit injustices." - Voltaire

"It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation
of public opinion. Think of the press as a great keyboard
on which the government can play." - Joseph Goebbels

"Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice. We do not have time to play
at 'opposition' at 'conferences.' We will keep our political opponents,
whether open or disguised as 'nonparty,' in prison."
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

"During a war, news should be given out for instruction rather than information. It would not be impossible to prove, with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the individuals concerned, that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas in disguise." - Herman Hesse

"When the corporate media in some foreign countries serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of their government, the result is ludicrous propaganda. When the corporate media in our country serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of the federal government, the result is responsible journalism." – Norman Solomon

"A principle familiar to propagandists is that the doctrine to be instilled in the target audience should not be articulated: that would only expose them to reflection, inquiry, and, very likely, ridicule. The proper procedure is to drill them home by constantly presupposing them, so that they become the very condition for discourse." - Noam Chomsky

"If information is, by nature, completely honest, unadorned, and clear, then propaganda, we know, is falsehood, desire for power, Machiavellianism, crooked in intent. All propaganda must be eliminated if the public is to be truly educated. Wherever there is propaganda, information, if it is to survive, must utilize the same weapons. It must engage in a struggle against the inaccuracy of the facts proclaimed by propaganda. Any kind of propaganda, therefore, forces the informant to engage in counterpropaganda. " - Jacques Ellul


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America is the most media saturated country on Earth.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and
over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
George Walker Bush, Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

Technology has made it possible to induce and disrupt cognitive functioning in individuals. In the future, your thoughts may not be your own, but ones that have been implanted into your brain through exceedingly successful, validated and proved propaganda methods.

The average American is exposed to more than 3000 advertisements every day.

"The corporate mainstream media is not going to rock the boat. Why do real journalism when you can ensure advertising dollars to please your shareholders through shallow, infotainment pieces? Real investigative reporting could threaten the bottom line if you penetrate the corrosive corporatocracy of government and business these days. The media's AWOL performance in the lead-up to George W. Bush's illegal and imperial invasion of Iraq, for example, is a clear window into the current mind-set of our Fourth Estate. Freedom will wither in America if the mainstream press continues to act as a propaganda arm of the government." - Bob Teigan



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To guide popular opinion is to practice the Art of Propaganda.

Mass media bombardment shapes American opinion of reality.

"Propaganda is most effective when it is least noticeable. What the American people don't know is that American propaganda is hidden. In a closed society, propaganda is obvious and reluctantly tolerated for fear of the negative consequences. In an open society, such as in America, the hidden and integrated characteristics of propaganda con-vinces people that they are not being manipulated. This is why the concept of propaganda in America is so problematic and painted in a strictly negative light. Propaganda is supposed to be something that Adolf Hitler mastered and that his film maker Leni Riefenstahl made into a perverse art form. It is not supposed to be part of an open society. What could be more propagandistic than George Walker Bush's message that Americans are do-gooders in a global battle against evil?" - Nancy Snow

A great deal of time, effort, and wealth is spent to guide American popular opinion in a predefined direction down particular avenues to the 'correct' opinion.

Euphemisms such as misinformation, disinformation, image consulting, political consulting, news consulting, advertising, infomercials, public relations, damage control, and the art of spin have taken the place of the word propaganda in the English lexicon.

The corporate media industrial concerns in both the commercial and governmental sectors that deal with information control spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually practicing the Art of Propaganda.

Corporations as well as the federal government of America have spent many decades and hundreds of billions of dollars researching how best to manipulate the opinions of the American people. Most of this information is kept secret from the public and what is known has only recently come to light because of work done by scholars – research that is dramatically under funded in comparison to corporate funding.

The information available to the ordinary common American – including the aforementioned academic scholars – is radically less than that which is available to the producers of corporate media or 'information' campaigns which use advertising agencies, public relations firms and political consultants but that is also changing with the intenet.

An uninformed ignorant populace is far easier to manipulate than an informed, thinking populace. American culture has devolved into a mirror of materialistic global consumer culture, uninformed and ignorant.

Opinion manipulation is practiced simply so individuals may acquire wealth.




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The human brain processes different sensory mediums in different ways.

Written and spoken words are put through a symbol decoding process where the brain deciphers the words and the sentence structure in order to properly interpret what the mind is reading or hearing. In this process, both the conscious and subconscious mind go through an internal debate comparing and interpreting new information with what is already known to be true.

With a graphic image the brain instantly processes the graphic image as truth. Information presented in a visual format has a much greater impact on the subconscious. Over long periods of time, recurring imagery has a built up effect on the viewer which allows for subconsciously conceived notions of truth to manifest.

In studies subjects claimed that television was a means of relaxation. This has been confirmed by electroencephalograph (EEG) readings of brain waves, skin resistance and heart rates of subjects watching television.

Part of the attraction to movies and television has to do with the biological orienting response. The biological orienting response is a part of all mammals evolutionary heritage, biological sensitivity to movement and potential predatory threats.

Typical biological orienting response reactions include dilation of the blood vessels to the brain, slowing of the heart, and constriction of blood vessels to major muscle groups. The brain focuses attention on gathering more information while the rest of the body relaxes. Then in response to the stressor, the body prepares for either "fight or flight." The body responds by releasing stored fuels (sugar and fats) to provide quick energy; breathing rate increases to supply more oxygen to the blood; muscle tension increases to prepare for action; blood clotting mechanisms are activated to reduce bleeding from cuts; senses become more acute (hearing becomes more sensitive, pupils dilate, smell becomes sharper) so that one is more aware of your surroundings; heart rate and blood pressure rise to provide more blood to the muscles. This protective posture lets you cope with potential dangers. However, an individual cannot maintain this level of alertness indefinitely - although some try with stimulants.

1927 Ivan Pavlov studies instinctive response to any sudden or novel visual or auditory stimulus.

1986 Byron Reeves of Stanford University, Esther Thorson of the University of Missouri and their colleagues began to study whether the simple formal features of television - cuts, edits, zooms, pans, sudden noises - activate the biological orienting response, thereby keeping attention on the screen. By watching how brain waves were affected by cuts, edits, zooms, pans, and sudden noises they concluded that stylistic tricks can indeed trigger involuntary responses through the evolutionary significance of detecting movement. Their findings explain the never ending action of broadcast advertisements and why older people prefer peaceful drama over youthful action movies.

Passivity and a lower level of alertness correlate with televison veiwing. Once the television is turned off, the sense of relaxation dissipates quickly, but passivity and lowered alertness remain for a considerable time.

As relaxation occurs quickly, people are naturally conditioned to associate viewing of television with a lack of tension. Once the screen is turned back on astral projection begins and a hypnotic state is once again entered into. The association is positively reinforced as viewers remain relaxed throughout viewing, and it is negatively reinforced via the stress and dysphoric rumination that occurs once the television screen goes blank again.

Habit forming drugs work in a similar manner. A tranquilizer that leaves the body rapidly is much more likely to cause dependence than one that leaves the body slowly, precisely because the user is more aware that the effects of the drug are wearing off. Addicted to television !

According to a report published in the Archives of General Psychiatry in 2009 for each hour of television viewed per day male teenagers had a statistically significant greater likelihood of developing depression in young adulthood. Tremendous power over the consumption is bestowed upon those who control corporate media.

"Moving from one stimulus to another, the mind develops a higher and higher tolerance to stimulation. And so the dosage must increase: video games that are even more exciting, television that is even faster-paced, more dramatic. Thus, movies and television programming have over the last few decades become increasingly fast-paced, the editing faster, the scenes shorter, the special effects more dramatic." - Charles Eisenstein


"Much of media is now so image rich and content poor that it just serves to capture the eye, manipulate emotions, and short-circuit reason. The propaganda and advertising industries therefore function increasingly like adult obedience industries. "

Nancy Snow


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As America prepared in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence, a group of intellectuals and political leaders from Japan, America, and Western Europe, organized into 'The Trilateral Commission', issued a report labeled 'The Governability of Democracies.'

Samuel Huntington, a political science professor at Harvard University and a long time consultant to the White House on the war in Vietnam, wrote the part of the report that dealt with America. Samuel Huntington identified the problem he was about to discuss: 'The 1960's witnessed a democratic upsurge of democratic fervor in America.'

In the sixties, Samuel Huntington wrote, there was a huge growth of citizen participation 'in the forms of marches, demonstrations, protest movements, and cause organizations,' 'markedly higher levels of self-consciousness on the part of blacks, Indians, Chicanos, white ethnic groups, students and women', 'marked expansion of white-collar unionism,' and all this added up to 'a reassertion of equality as a goal in social, economic and political life.'

Samuel Huntington was troubled by what he percieved: 'The essence of the democratic surge of the 1960's was a general challenge to existing systems of authority, public and private. In one form or another, this challenge manifested itself in the family, the university, business, public and private associations, politics, the governmental bureaucracy, and the military services. People no longer felt the same obligation to obey those whom they had previously considered superior to themselves in age, rank, status, expertise, character, or talents.'

Samuel Huntington's attitude explodes the myth of the classless society!!!

Samuel Huntington further said that the president, to win the election, needed the support of a broad coalition. However: 'the day after his election, the size of his majority is almost - if not entirely - irrelevant to his ability to govern the country. What counts then is the president's ability to mobilize support from the leaders of key institutions in a society and government. This coalition must include key individuals in Congress, the executive branch, corporate media and the corporate industrial sector.

At the forefront of White House thinking is the command and direction of the global marketplace through information manipulation and control.

Corporate films, television programs, recorded music, theme parks, advertising and news programs offer a Talmudwood perspective.

News consultants, a major part of corporate news programs, have spread their particular brand of program structure to television stations all over the Earth, resulting in an corporate style which include shorter news segments, a de-emphasis on government and politics, fewer talking heads, more graphic material, "warm and fuzzy" stories and more corporate image burnishing.

Corporate media and political establishments prefer not to acknowledge MICE culture imageries domination of the global marketplace that concentrated MICE culture power in Talmudwood.

"Ripped from the headlines!"

Talmudwood skimmed stories from headlines for decades and television followed suit.

Millions of Americans watch the evening corporate news.

Even more watch the entertainment programming that surrounds it.

The most popular programs are fictionalized accounts of real events.

Reality is tainted with a blurring of fact and fiction.

"People see the headline, see what the story is supposedly about, and there's already a built-in set of expectations from the audience that when we write the stories we can play off of and play against those expectations." - Rene Balcer, executive producer of Law & Order: Criminal Intent television series.

After editing weeks of footage to fit the forty-five minute remainder – after advertisements – of a sixty minute time-slot, what the viewer ultimately gets is a highly sensationalized version of reality.

People with televisions spend three hours a day watching – roughly half their leisure time; only to work and sleep is more time devoted. To assume that television is free is to assume time has no value. For every forty-five minutes of televison programing, televison viewers are 'provided' fifteen minutes of manufactured desire for their valuable time.



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FCC

1934 Federal Communications Commission created by the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate interstate communications that run over radio, television, wire, satellite, or cable.

The Communications Act of 1934 was designed to spread corporate media ownership over many competing business entites to assure service, to create competition in the marketplace and to support democracy by insuring that many points of view would be heard.

1950's Majority of the American corporate media - television stations, radio stations, film studios, magazine publishers, newspaper publishers, book publishers, advertising agencies - are owned by more than 1,500 corporations.

1981 Media outlets consolidated to fifty corporations.

Restrictions on children's advertising lifted. This reflects the supply side unfettered market economic theories of the Chicago School of Economics - market solutions trump regulatory solutions.

1990's 40 independent production companies.

1995 FCC allows networks for the first time to own the programs they broadcast.

1996 Congress passes the Telecommunications Reform Act, which amends the Communications Act of 1934 and drastically reduced the restrictions placed upon corporate media ownership. The public plays no role in its passage and it receives virtually no news coverage.

2002 Federal appeals court demands that the FCC provide compelling and even overwhelming evidence to justify keeping current corporate media ownership rules intact.

The FCC had conducted biennial reviews of the mass media ownership rules in 1998 and 2000, and determined the ownership rules should remain in place.The FCC then developed justification for relaxing corporate media ownership rules and classified those justifications as official secrets.

2003 May 8 Citizens unaffiliated with a self-interested corporation or trade organization submit 9,065 statements on corporate media ownership. Eleven (11) support the proposed changes.

June 2 FCC votes 3-2 to relax the rules on corporate media ownership. The changes were:

1. revised the local television multiple ownership rule;
2. modified the local radio ownership rule by revising the local radio marketplace definition;
3. raised the national television ownership limit from 35% to 45%;
4. retained the dual network rule; and
5. developed a single set of cross media limits to replace both the radio / television cross-ownership rule and the newspaper / broadcast cross-ownership rule.

These new rules are specifically designed to concentrate corporate media ownership under the control of a handful of corporations!!!

September 4 federal judge blocks FCC corporate media ownership rules.

2004 Appeals court blocks implementation of new FCC rules that would have allowed for greater media consolidation.

2005 Six corporate media conglomerates control over 90 % of the media outlets in America.

2007 FCC Chair Kevin Martin proposes new rules to allow for greater media consolidation. No independent production companies exist.

FCC adopted proposals by Kevin Martin to loosen a 32-year-old restriction on monopolizing news that has prevented a corporation from owning both a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same city.

2009 FCC slaps more than 660 small telecommunications companies with a total of $13.3 million in fines for failing to certify that they're keeping their customer information safe while shielding behemoth telecommunications corporations in the facilitation of the wiretapping of ALL telecommunications by the National Security Agency (NSA).



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"A confluence of government policy and corporate strategy is poisoning the television business. In In the mid 1990s there were 40 independent production companies. By . Your television may receive 200 channels, but virtually every one is owned by one of the six conglomerates - NBC Universal, Disney, Time Warner, Viacom/Paramount, Sony and News Corp." - Marshall Herskovitz 11/07


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"Time-Warner, Disney, Viacom-CBS, News Corporation and Universal rule the entertainment world in a way that the old Hollywood studio chiefs only dreamed of. And, after all the deals and buyouts, four of the five are run by Jews. We're back to where we started, bigger than ever."- Jewish Week 1999

1971Viacom is created by CBS Broadcasting Inc. to get around a FCC ruling that prohibited television networks from owning cable systems and TV stations in the same market. Viacom then begins buying cable systems around the US.

1978 Viacom forms Showtime.

1981 Viacom launches an all music station called Music Television.

1987 Viacom is acquired by Sumner Murray Redstone's (Rothstein) National Amusements Inc, one of the larger cinema operators with theatres in the US, Canada, South America and the EU. Viacom then bought Paramount, a conglomerate based on one of Hollywood's original movie studios which included the Simon & Schuster publishing group, and Blockbuster Video.

1999 Viacom eats its parent, CBS.



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"Centralization of the means of communication."
Point 6 Communist Manifesto, Karl Heinrich Marx

"Most people in America have no idea what is happening even though our very democracy is at stake."- FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein

After World War II, Allied forces restricted media concentration in occupied Germany and Japan because Allied forces recognized that such concentration promoted anti-democratic fascist political cultures.


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10 Basic Forms of Fake News Used by Major Media

Those brought up on fear will be willing to sacrifice
their basic civil liberties for a false sense of security.




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"The primary aim of official propaganda is to generate an "official narrative" that can be mindlessly repeated by the ruling classes and those who support and identify with them." - CJ Hopkins

Creel Commission and media psychology

US Government Propaganda Use Against American Citizens Is Officially Legal !

Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works

The Making of the Nazi (1943)

Anti Communist Propaganda (1948)


With World War I dragging on in Europe Bernard Baruch and Edward Mandell House have Woodrow Wilson enlist George Creel.

George Creel forms the The Committee of Public Information, the Creel Commission, which primes and greases the US propaganda machine.

Edward Louis Bernays sythesizes the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud.

Edward Louis Bernays felt it was necessary to manipulate the public through propaganda to dampen down the "herd instinct". Edward Louis Bernays, author of Propaganda, was one of the first scientific attempt to manipulate public opinion using the psychology of the subconscious.

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind." - Edward Louis Bernays*

Walter Lippmann argued propaganda was necessary to 'manufacture consent' and that 'the common interests elude public opinion entirely'. To this end Walter Lippmann suggested propaganda could only be understood and managed by a 'specialized class' of 'responsible men' who are intelligent enough to figure out what was best for Americans.

Edward Louis Bernays, the father of the public relations industry, and Walter Lippmann, the dean of American journalists, a major foreign and domestic policy critic, and an important theorist of liberal democracy were drafted along with a group of cartoonists, writers, editors, publishers and others whose profession was to convey information to the populace.

Within a year Edward Louis Bernays, Sigmund Freud's nephew, and Walter Lippmann through the machinations of the Creel Commission were able to turn a large number of Americans from a population friendly to Germans into a fervent anti-German populace.

Media psychology is an emerging field of study that uses the theories, concepts and methods of psychology to study the impact of corporate media on individuals, groups, and cultures. Media psychology is concerned with the social and psychological parameters of communications between people that are mediated by some technology or conduit other than simply air.

Many propagandists, practitioners in the field of media psychology, apply and ply their various skills, training and expertise in a variety of arenas including research on media issues. They appear in print and electronic media as interviewees and columnists, advising various media organizations including movie studios, independent filmmakers, television networks, screenwriters, producers and directors, on the myriad aspects of human behavior.

The field of media psychology, propaganda, has becoming increasingly interested in how the various media can help in delivering psychological treatments and intervention strategies. The media of film and television, by use of music, camera angles, editing, lighting, color and black and white recording, image size, and all facets of sound and image production that create impressions and facilitate our emersion in the pseudo-reality presented.

Media psychologists claim they attempt to understand the manner in which subconscious messages are processed in an attempt to eliminate unforeseeable effects and unintended consequences.

The field of media psychology has found the most effective means of indoctrinating and conditioning people is to embed the message to be conveyed into the storylines of fictional accounts. People are branded when the prescribed message is able to bypass the conscious attention of the receiver. Social and political agendas can be set and the manner in which reality is understood can be easily modified. It is easier to watch television than read and thus the skill of reading is further retarded.

As media manipulation by the propagandists is a complex art form it is doubtful that, even with government legislation and safeguards, the citizen-victim can ever entirely be aware of the goal directed conditioning. Corporations spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars devising ways to decieve the public, the public spends little time and little money designing counter strategies.

Media literacy, knowing how media affect us emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally, and how to defend against indoctrinating messages, is vital for an informed, free society.

In order to adequately control a population an emotional response must be conditioned into the subconscious of the target population, an emotional response the target population is consciously unaware of.

The ease with which the American public was manipulated caught the attention of two groups:

The intellectual community which understood these new propaganda techniques provided a general means to control popular opinion on a regular basis.

Corporate interests saw a window of opportunity to increase sales by turning Americans into corporately conditioned consumer clones.



Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are acting of their own free will

"Violence is to a dictatorship, what propaganda is to a democracy."
Joseph Goebbels

Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated
are confident they are acting under their own free will !

U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban

'Anti-Propaganda' Ban Repealed

1930's German television is conceived primarily as a tool of propaganda rather than a means of entertainment. A limited number of cinemas are equipped with 180-line projector receivers so that Nazi Party propaganda can be disseminated easily. Cinema television is used throughout the war for troop entertainment.

1933 Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, combines all corporate media dissemination vehicles - the press, radio, film and theater - into a collectivised institution he controls. Joseph Goebbels considered corporate media "a piano… in the hands of the government" on which the government could play. Joseph Goebbels realized monotony may set in if all types of corporate media reported the same information, so he developed a theory that the mass media should be "uniform in principle" but "polyform in nuances."

Joseph Goebbels concepts were based on the observations of Edward Louis Bernays and Walter Lippmann and are used by corporate media to this day.

Among one of Edward Louis Bernays' more infamous projects was the popularizing of smoking for American women, as he hired beautiful women to walk up and down Madison Avenue while smoking cigarettes, giving women the idea that smoking is synonymous with beauty. The most infamous project was the propaganda effort behind the 1954 CIA coup in Guatemala, framing it as a "liberation from Communism" when in fact it was the imposition of a decades-long dictatorship to protect the interests of the United Fruit Company, who had hired Edward Louis Bernays to manage the media campaign against the democratic socialist government of Guatemala.

"The readiness with which the corporate media and intellectuals adapt to and serve their leaders surprises many who don't grasp the extent to which the corporate media are a part of the imperial enterprise structure, and how naturally the intellectual community accepts and works within the parameters fixed by imperial needs." - Edward S. Herman, Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania



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November, 2001 Karl Rove meets with entertainment executives to discuss the war on terror and ways that Talmudwood stars and filmmakers might work together with the administration's communications strategy.

Aimed directly at Americans this was an attempt to unify the American people behind a strategy that would cement the hold of the transnational elite over the American people while appearing to be bold and broad initiative to end terrorist acts.

The meeting is spearheaded by Karl Rove and Jack Valenti and organized by Sherry Lansing of Paramount Pictures. Among those represented at the meeting were CBS, Viacom, Showtime, Dreamworks, HBO, and MGM. Jack Valenti is a periodic visitor to the White House for briefings on major issues and initiatives.

To assist in the preparedness of possible future terrorist attacks, the Pentagon put out a mayday call to film makers skilled at imagining potential terrorist acts, including writers Steven E. DeSouza, David Engelbach, and directors Joseph Zito, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Mary Lambert, and Randal Kleiser.

They were asked "to engage in apocalyptic brainstorming of the category that has yielded acts of cinematic terrorism." The group, a part of the Institute for Creative Technologies, was assembled by Army Brigadier General Kenneth Bergquist.

February 19, 2002 New York Times reports that the Office of Strategic Influence is developing plans to provide 'news' items, even false ones, to foreign mass media organizations in an effort to influence public sentiment and policy makers in both friendly and unfriendly countries.

The Pentagon's Office of Strategic Influence is created after 911 to publicize the government's perspective in Islamic countries and to generate support for the America's 'war on terror.'

The government is barred by law from propagandizing within America , but the Pentagon's Office of Strategic Influence plan leads to disinformation planted in a foreign news reports being picked up by American news outlets.

"We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away." - Bill Maher

Less than a week later, his show was cancelled by ABC.

AOL Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin tells MSNBC that his AOL has already helped terror investigators by "providing access to e-mail traffic."

"There's an implicit quid pro quo here…the industry seems to be saying to the administration, 'we're patriotic, we're supporting the war…now free us from constraints'." - Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy



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war in Iraq and Afghanistan

The invasion of Afghanistan was just the beginning step in the drive to regain physical control of the oil in Iraq and Iran. By tying the Taliban in with Usamah bin Mohammad bin Laden there became a national enemy that the federal government could go to war with. The Taliban forces in Afghanistan would be no match for American air power.

On October 7, 2001 US Air Force general Richard Myers, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated that approximately 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles, launched by British and United States submarines and ships, 25 strike aircraft from US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson and USS Enterprise and 15 US Air Force bombers - B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress were involved in the first wave, launched from Diego Garcia.

During the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon found a very direct way to "gain control" – it simply bought up all commercial satellite images of Afghanistan, in order to prevent anyone from accessing them.

With the passage and signing into law of the USA Patriot Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) on October 26, 2001 any nation, group or individual could be declared a terrorist supporter.

With the whirlwind destruction of the Taliban and the occupation of Afghanistan Americans showed they were willing to go to war against those evil doers - the wily murdering al-Qa`ida terrorists. No Americans questioned the need to crush the ruthless al-Qa`ida terrorists who numbered between 1200 to 2500 men or their purported Taliban supporters who numbered between 10 to 30 thousand men with hundreds of tons of high explosives.

With the fresh success of American military power in Afghanistan the neo-cons suggested that Iraq be invaded as well because the Baath regime of Saddam Hussein was in cahoots with al-Qa`ida, the Taliban and Usamah bin Mohammad bin Laden. From the inception of the invasion of Iraq George Walker Bush and the neo-cons attempted to control the news about, and from Iraq. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on an assortment of media projects that were specifically designed to sell "good" news about the invasion and occupation.

The Lincoln Group initially worked with the Rendon Group, who helped Ahmed Chalabi and his Iraqi National Congress supply false information to the American people. The Lincoln Group acted as an intermediary between the US military and media outlets. Stories were authored by US military information operations' troops, translated into Arabic and covertly placed in Baghdad newspapers. American commanders in Iraq created the Baghdad Press Club were Iraqi journalists were paid to cover and produce stories about American reconstruction efforts, such as openings of schools and sewage plants. The Lincoln Group managed to place more than 1,000 stories in the Iraqi and Arab press.

"The war in Iraq has spawned a new industry in Washington that could be called Psy-ops Journalism. The new breed of journalists are following the money trail to the Pentagon. Some $400 million in media consulting contracts has been awarded during the past few years by the Pentagon. Psy-ops journalism is a cross between what is accepted as the mainstream journalism and what is known psychological operations, those engaged in mind control warfare, to gain military advantage by fooling the enemy." - Alvin Snyder, a former Executive of the US Information Agency (USIA) and a Senior Fellow at the USC Center for Public Diplomacy

The Lincoln Group, once located on K Street, moved to larger quarters in the Pennsylvania Avenue building that housed the famous restaurant, Signatures, owned by Jack Abramoff*.

"Lincoln has also turned to American scholars and political consultants for advice on the content of the propaganda campaign in Iraq. Michael Rubin, a Middle East scholar at the American Enterprise Institute ... said he had reviewed materials produced by the company." - New York Times, January 2, 2006

Michael Rubin was political adviser for the Coalition Provisional Authority (Baghdad), 2003-2004, following two years (2002-2004) as staff assistant on Iran and Iraq in the Office of Special Plans in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

1998 In an impressive collection of news reports, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) showed that in , ABC World News This Morning, NBC's Today, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsday all reported the fact that the United Nations weapons inspection teams were removed from Iraq by order of the United Nations.

2002 ABC World News This Morning, NBC's Today, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsday - reported that Saddam Hussein had forced the inspectors out effectively re-writing history with propaganda - precisely what George Orwell noted Winston Smith did for the Ministry of Truth in 1984.

1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) conducted a quantitative study from January 30, 2003, to February 12, 2003, concerning ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. They concluded that of the 393 on-camera sources who appeared in nightly news stories about Iraq, more than two-thirds (267) of the guests were from the US and 75% of those (199) were either current or former government or military officials with only one expressing skepticism or opposition to the war.

In an early attempt to stamp out dissenting opinions the District of Columbia police force arrested 120 protestors protesting the war in Iraq in 2002. In a legal settlement reached in the summer of 2007 the District of Columbia agreed to pay the protestors illegally detained $1 million. 14 other demonstrators illegally arrested were paid $640,000.

The Geneva Conventions forbid the targeting of civilian installations – whether state-owned or not – unless they are being used for military purposes. The broadcasting of propaganda is not considered military use under the Geneva Conventions. "The coalition of the willing" launched missiles at the Iraqi television offices on March 25, 2003. Despite this violation of the Geneva Conventions, US media applauded the action without a single reference to its illegality.

Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, who was once Ronald Reagan's point man for crisis management and coordinator of US counter-terrorism efforts in the 1980's, a staff member of Ronald Reagan's National Security Council, and one of the main players of what has become known as the Iran-Contra scandal, which involved the illegal selling of weapons to the government of Iran, was a frontline "embedded" war correspondent for FoxNews during the 2003 war on Iraq.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Peter Arnett, an NBC and National Geographic correspondent in Baghdad, was fired at the end of March, 2003, for granting an interview with state controlled Iraqi television. In his short interview, he stated, in part, that "the first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly the war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces …George Walker Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqis. But if Iraqis are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly."

In The Daily Mirror, his new employer, Arnett wrote, "My NBC reporting career was turned to ashes because I stated the obvious to Iraq television; that the US war timetable has fallen by the wayside… I don't want to give aid and comfort to the enemy – I just want to be able to tell the truth."

The current George Walker Bush administration has taken their communications department very seriously, utilizing the skills of several television professionals.

Scott Sforza was a former ABC producer. Sfozra created "the White House 'message of the day' backdrops and helped design the $250,000 set at the United States Central Command forward headquarters in Doha, Qatar."

Bob DeServi, a former NBC cameraman has the title of associate director of communications for production.

Greg Jenkins a former FoxNews television producer in Washington is now the director of presidential advance. Greg Jenkins manages a small army of staff and volunteers who move days ahead of George Walker Bush and his entourage to set up the staging of all White House events.

"We pay particular attention to not only what the president says but what the American people see." - Dan Bartlett.

When George Walker Bush gave a speech in Indianapolis regarding his economic policy, White House aides had the people in the background remove their ties so they'd look more like ordinary folks. At a speech given at Mt. Rushmore during the summer of 2002, the platform set up for the television cameras was on George Walker Bush right, rather than directly in front, as had been done with other presidents. George Walker Bush was captured in profile with his face alongside those on the mountain.

After George Walker Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln the stage was set for a declaration of victory. Lincoln crew members are arrayed in coordinated shirt colors over George Walker Bush's right shoulder with the 'Mission Accomplished' banner. The speech was timed for what image makers call the 'magic light hour' which cast a golden glow on George Walker Bush.

'If you looked at the television image, you saw there was flattering light on his left cheek and a slight shadowing on his right ... It looked great,' said Joshua King, director of production of presidential events in the Clinton administration." George W. Bush's communications department "understands the visual as well as anybody ever has," commented Michael Deaver, Ronald Reagan's chief image maker, who was convicted of perjury in 1987 under the then newly-signed Ethics Act. "They watched what we did, they watched the mistakes of George H. W. Bush they watched how Clinton stumbled into it, and they've taken it to an art form."

"The poll in the summer of 2006 showed that 43% of Americans continue to believe that Saddam Hussein was personally involved in 911. The White House misinformation campaign has been the cornerstone of George Walker Bush's political survival. In speech after speech, George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney have done their best to deceive Americans. The uncourageous media has gone with the flow." - Bill Rolfing

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