Fake name. Fake reporter. Fake news agency....Fake Marine !
Latest tasty research treat from Propagannon Group : Guckert lied re military service. Whips 'n chains and web based military theme escort services ? Whatever. Hey, I'm a social libertarian. But lying about being in the marines? - Tacky.
"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month"
(PDF, 112k) "The Covert News Network", on Project MOCKINGBIRD - "Watergate muckraker Carl Bernstein uncovered a list of over 400 reporters and a coterie of publishers and media moguls who had basically been rubber-stamping CIA propaganda since the 1950s." Alex Constantine
on Mockingbird. "Investigators digging into MOCKINGBIRD have been flabbergasted to discover FOIA documents in which agents boast (in CIA office memos) of pride in having placed "important assets" inside every major news publication in the country. "
( from Geoff Metcalf
on Mockingbird). Cheryl Seal on Mockingbird
, with additional links. Enjoy the election!
Rumors of rape fan anti-American flames "They are raping our women!"
- This is the eternal tribalistic cry
, often all too true
but also often used as a baseless or exaggerated claim for war propaganda, to incite to hatred of a "barbaric" enemy who commits unspeakable acts ( see The "Rape of Kuwait"
). The history of Rape in Warfare
and may be instinctually driven
, at least in part.
Now, mass rumors
spreading through Turkey - which seem to have inspired a recent indigenous Turkish terrorist car bombing - allege mass rapes of Iraqi women by American troops. "There are more than 4000 rape events on the record"
claimed the Turkish journal Yeni Safak
, on October 22, "citing" (though the purported supporting citation contains nothing about such atrocities) internet sex therapist Dr. Susan Block's piece on the metaphorical "Rape of Iraq"
[ Warning : preceding link is NSFW
! Here's the work-safe CounterPunch
version]. Having more or less invented modern PR and propaganda techniques
(see Ed. Bernays
, Ivy Lee
) - handy during both war
- Americans are now on the receiving end of Propaganda's use of the shameless lie
. (identification of "mystery meat" links inside)