SFPH puts me in my place:
The difference between in the field propaganda, which is part of successful ops in any war, and announcing to the world that they finally got the bastard is so huge that it isn’t even worthy of consideration.
Welcome to moonbat-ville, population you.
Right. And you can tell the difference.
Bush ‘planted fake news stories on American TV’
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
Published: 29 May 2006
Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies’ products.
Investigators from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking information about stations across the country after a report produced by a campaign group detailed the extraordinary extent of the use of such items.
Look: The US military, and by extension the government, completely controls our access to information from Iraq. They caught him. They killled him. They conducted the autopsy. They released the official statement.
However. We know, by the government’s own admission, that it paid a PR firm, the Lincoln Group, at least $6 million to plant stories in the Iraqi press.
Lincoln and other companies, including major defense contractor SAIC, got “up to $100 million over five years for media operations with video, print and Web-based products”. Presumably the contract is to market a favorable image of the military to the American public — some would call that “propaganda” — or the government just leave it to our free press to report so we can decide.
This was unrelated to another campaign — which we know about from internal military documents — to build Zarqawi up in the public consciousness as the boogeyman. And now, less than two months later, we’re told by these same people that he’s dead.
Okay, fine. It’s probably true. And you know what? If Zarqawi is responsible for half of what he’s accused of, this is a good thing.
But given all of the above, asking, “What about all that other stuff you said?” is the rational response.
What’s amazing to me is that SFPH and the rest of the Right Wing Cheering Section, from which I only recently resigned, actually don’t believe everything the goverment says. To wit: My questions about Zarqawi’s death are prompted not by moonbat fantasies of a Democratic administration (which would be worse), but by official, honest-to-shootin’ statements and documents from our government.
No, the punditkins singing, “Ding-dong, Zarqawi’s dead,” only hear what they want to hear. To which I say, “Welcome to Moonbatville. Here’s your accordion.”