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Why propaganda is allowed to be disseminated by the media

 
 
Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 09:01 pm
The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012

There is a high probability that you have never heard of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 (SMA). Which would comport with not knowing (or caring) about the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 (SMMA). Both these laws are critically important and impact your lives directly, so time to get up to speed.

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act (SMMA) was buried in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for good reason – because it repealed the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act. The Smith-Mundt Act is also known as the U.S. Information and Education Act, which authorized the State Department to engage in propagandizing foreign countries as a form of public diplomacy.

The SMA established that via the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Voice of America (VOA), and Radio Free Europe (RFE), the U.S. State Department and Office of Public Affairs were authorized to disseminate propaganda to foreign publics, but were strictly prohibited from releasing that same propaganda in America for public consumption. Put simply, our government was permitted to lie to people in other countries, but not to us here at home.

This prohibition was lifted in 2012, when the SMMA was signed into law by President Obama, allowing the same propaganda disseminated by our government to foreign publics, to now be released in the U.S. for the very first time.

And yes, our government is also now allowed to create propaganda tailored specifically for U.S. public consumption, using any media as it sees fit, while remaining anonymous as the source of the material being reported.

This covert activity by our government's state department (Public Diplomacy) and Public Affairs department can only occur with corporate media's full complicity, for which it is well compensated, thanks to the tax dollars appropriated by the SMMA. It means that when our own government's propaganda is presented to we the American people as news, we are none the wiser that it is scripted, orchestrated, and fully supported with the invisible USBS (United States BullS---) seal of approval.

The SMMA provides for ample funding for U.S. propaganda programming, incentivizing the corporate-media cartel to partner with the BBG for a new source of revenue to backstop its operational budgets that have been declining due to years of increasingly low ratings, social media competition, loss of relevance, and the public's growing loss of confidence in media's reporting veracity regardless of political affiliation.

The SMMA promotes unholy alliances between the U.S. State Department and America's corporate media that unbinds reporters and news departments from the solemn responsibility to verify information.

Traditional “news,” based on reliable, verifiable fact-based evidence is slowly giving way to “newz” – an ersatz form of information dissemination via broadcasting and/or publishing that enjoys specialized immunity for libel, misinformation, false or fraudulent information, misrepresentation, and anything else previously prohibited by the SMA. If serving a national security purpose(s), the media cartel has a government-sanctioned license to lie.

This certainly explains a lot of newz masquerading as legitimate news these days. Revoking the restrictions once enforced under Smith-Mundt has opened the floodgates on active, former, and retired federal government defense, military, and intelligence agency personnel, hiring on as experts by broadcast and cable news networks, in an attempt to bring gravitas to what amounts to no more than a continuum of guided speculation.

Congress expressed concerns over corrupted information by media while considering the SMMA, but instead of inserting protections, it left the legislation wide open for interpretation.

Consumers of news can't deny the departure from traditional fact-based news as of 2012. What else explains the growing amount of grossly unsubstantiated and/or blatantly biased reporting, the unprecedented anonymous or hearsay sourcing, or the glaringly irresponsible lack of citing sources at all? Just two decades ago, such unprofessionalism in journalism would have been a career breaker, and rendered complicit news organizations moot.

Generally speaking, however, there remains a stubborn residual belief among Americans that media would never be permitted to knowingly deceive people. There are laws against such abhorrent conduct, aren't there? Media broadcasters would lose their broadcasting licenses, and publishers would lose their standing as providers of news that is reliable or trustworthy. More importantly, our government is forbidden to propagandize Americans using deception, especially via a free press, right?

Wrong.

Grasping the importance of the SMMA in undermining America's free press, its impact on our governance, culture, and socioeconomic structure as a free society, cannot be understated. Not only is the Fourth Estate utterly compromised relative to the information it does convey, but there is a far greater mission corruption in the massive amount of need-to-know information it does not convey. Systematically omitting relevant information from the public forum, tailoring narratives and messaging in the guise of legitimate news, redundant scripting across networks, and disallowing nearly all critical debate or analysis, is classic communications manipulation, strategically designed as part of a larger behavior modification agenda.

This is hardly new.

Sophisticated behavior-science methodologies has been in play through media for decades. When you react with far more emotion than reason to news items, without stopping to question any part of that item, you've been successfully triggered into a highly specific, predetermined response – a conditioned response.

Triggering itself is a primary means of conditioning, with lots of proven behavior science to inform it. So now its your turn to inform yourself so that you can identify the oft-applied behavior modification techniques being deployed constantly throughout media genres, including social media – such as short, fast-paced segments, redundancy/repetition, subliminal suggestion, cognitive dissonance, projection, nudging – the formidable list of conditioning techniques is worth knowing if you hope to avoid or overcome these traps. Only then will you advance onto recognizing propagandized newz so that you can resolutely reject it. Otherwise drone on.

https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/smith-mundt-modernization-act-2012
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2020 09:50 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
Ao thats why Trump is tying to squash the free press and allowing FOX news to be the center of propaganda
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 12:27 am
@farmerman,
In fact, the fat boy in the White House is dumping Fox and switching to OAN. OAN--One America News--is, in the words of Wikipedia:

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OAN is known for its pro-Trump content, promotion of conspiracy theories, and criticisms of the mainstream media. OANN has described itself as one of the "greatest supporters" of Trump.


You know Plump is going to love that, puerile, narcissistic ego maniac that he is.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 12:55 am
@Setanta,
the talk is that several people on behalf of kushner, are attempting to buy fox.
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 12:56 am
@farmerman,
No no . . . it's OAN they're trying to buy.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 01:12 am
@Setanta,
Imagine "Sounds of the regime and our glorious, albeit fat, leader". Mayb Trump will do a daily call in or a restaurant review show (if we ever have restaurants again).

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FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 04:11 pm
@farmerman,
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Ao thats why Trump is tying to squash the free press and allowing FOX news to be the center of propaganda


First of all, FOX news is often critical of Trump, such that Trump has even commented on it.

Second, I want you to think about how delusional you sound. Let's say that FOX was 100% pro-Trump (which it isn't). That would still make it the only mainstream outlet that doesn't push 100% anti-trump spun 'news' all day every day. And to someone as deluded as you, having a whopping whole ONE media outlet out of them all that isn't anti-Trump, one that's giving a different perspective, that's 'propaganda'???

You're sick.

Listen to how sick you sound. You want there to only be allowed one narrative, and anyone who deviates should be silenced.

You're the same kind of person who ratted out the Jews to the Nazis.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 05:06 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
I do stand corrected about FOX, seems the Kushner clan has abandoned FAUX and is attempting to buy some other more sycophantic media source , sorta like the way BLAZE was ( when it
sorta represented the Tea Party until it lost much of its market ).

Youre an even lighter weight douche bag than several other of your ilk
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 06:08 pm
Tovarish! How's the weather in St. Petersburg this time of year? Do they pay you well to spread this drivel around the interwebs?
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 08:27 pm
@farmerman,
You're very unhinged.

Did you even read the article? Obama Bin Laden is directly responsible for the propaganda now being spewed by the mainstream media.

Quote:
This prohibition was lifted in 2012, when the SMMA was signed into law by President Obama, allowing the same propaganda disseminated by our government to foreign publics, to now be released in the U.S. for the very first time.


I know facts backed by evidence are very difficult for you to accept, but they remain true whether you choose to accept them or not.

You are a very ridiculous person. Please seek mental health counselling. Being that out of touch with reality causes a danger to those around you.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 08:30 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
I think the only one unhinged aint me skippy. Go back to the bar and order another double or whatver the hell your enjoying.
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 08:30 pm
@Setanta,
Please no longer comment on my threads. Your childishness is not welcome in them.

Thank you.
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 08:41 pm
@farmerman,
Look at yourself. You're so deranged that you won't even accept verified fact.

It can't be pleasant to live like that.

If Donald Trump got on TV and said that the sky was blue, you would rage about how the sky is in fact red.

You are very ill.

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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2020 08:42 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
I will post wherever the hell I like. If you could only understand our
guaranteed individual freedoms as identified within the BOR, you wouldnt be posting like some maniacal "Lonesome Rhodes".

you may now continue killing that bottle of rye.


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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2020 06:45 am
As FM has said, I'll post in any damned thread I want to post in. You know, you stick out like a sore thumb--your English is not bad, but it is clearly not that of a native-speaker. You constantly give yourself away. If I had Putin's email address, I'd tell him how poorly he is served by such obvious trolls.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2020 07:52 am
@Setanta,
hes one of the "trolls from Olgino"
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2020 08:43 am
By the way, slick, the reason "Why propaganda is allowed to be disseminated by the media" is a matter of the first amendment to the United States constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. This ain't Putin's corrupt, enslaved Russia.
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FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2020 01:46 pm
@Setanta,
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your English is not bad, but it is clearly not that of a native-speaker.


No **** Sherlock? As I have stated here before, I am a LEGAL immigrant to the U.S. I speak multiple languages. How many do you speak?

You are clearly a very low IQ individual. Only a dunce would view a government disseminating propaganda as 1st amendment issue.

It's very obvious that I as an immigrant love this country much more than you do little sheeple.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2020 09:27 pm
@FreedomEyeLove,
By freedom of th presss, the 1st Amendment guarantees the rights encompassed by all sorts of information dissemination , that is , all MEDIA, not just newsprint. In extension, it also prevents the govt from exercising prior restraint which guarantees these very freedoms even before they are published or disseminated.
Ive always found those who brag about their intelligence and speak the loudest of the dimness of others, are doing so just so they wont be found out to be a bit short in their own brain department.
FreedomEyeLove
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2020 09:55 pm
@farmerman,
You didn't even read the original article I posted. You missed the entire point.

You are a sheeple. There is no getting through to you.

If you're not a sheeple explain two things to me

1) Why aren't you upset about Biden's accusations when you were peeing in your man panties about Kavanagh?

2) Why doesn't it bother you that Barack Osama used the DOJ to sabotage and spy on his successor to the presidency?

If you can't answer those questions honestly it proves that you are morally bankrupt.

The end.
 

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