Between 2003 and the second quarter of 2005, the federal government spent 1600 million dollars on domestic propaganda.

Says the Washington Post.

One fun quote:

Around the same time, a spat erupted between the GAO and the White House over whether the government’s practice of feeding TV stations prepackaged, ready-to-air news stories that touted administration policies (but did not disclose the government as the source) amounted to “covert propaganda.” The GAO said that it did. The administration disagreed, saying spreading information about federal programs is part of the agencies’ mission, and that the burden of disclosure falls on the TV stations.

Just putting it out there.

P.S. Fun song – Propaganda.wma from the soundtrack of cult videogame hit Beyond Good and Evil.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.