Thursday, August 25, 2005

BushCo Has Found the Anti-Sheehan, and Other Propaganda Moves

This will make you toss your lunch.

So, if you support the war, you get a hug and kiss from the President? If you don't, you're an "extremist"?

On "extremist," dig this.

Neutralize with lies or whomever you can dig up -- that's the GOP mandate. Once again, I find no descriptive term in political science that describes this better than fascism.

You now have Limbaugh stating that liberals are using Robertson's comments to discredit conservatives as a whole.

And you have PR himself (maybe there IS a God -- those initials are too accurate for mere coincidence!) lying through his Christian teeth about what he said re: Chavez. Apparently, he never said it (it was the AP's fault for misinterpreting him -- no other media org is mentioned, though just about everyone dived on this, and rightly so) -- oh, wait, no, he did say it, but it was an adlib borne of frustration.

Basically, my trial-balloon suspicion was not so original -- PR is doing PR for Bush and the DOD, prepping the US for an action against soon as we can find some soldiers...

And of course calling for Chavez's removal (or death, you know, whatever works) is old news.

Finally, if you haven't vomited yet or thrown whatever's handy at the wall, the American Legion has voted to fight against antiwar protesters:

American Legion Declares War on Peace Movement (scroll down)
The organization the American Legion has voted at its national convention to target peace activists and the antiwar movement. The group boasts nearly 3 million members. The group's national commander called for an end to all "public protests" and what he called "media events" against the war, even though they are protected by the Bill of Rights. Thomas Cadmus told the convention "The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples. The delegates voted to use whatever means necessary to "ensure the united backing of the American people to support our troops and the global war on terrorism."

I wonder what our Thornblogging friends think about this.

If you're going to DC 9/24-25 (were I not getting married that weekend, I'd be there), bring your maglites.

Finally (the outrageous stories will just track inversely with the plummeting of Bush's numbers):

Gov’t Issued Tombstones Serve as PR for War
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It has emerged that the Department of Veterans Affairs has been issuing tombstones to soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan that some say amount to promotional material for the so-called war on terror. Families of fallen soldiers have received government-furnished headstones engraved with "Operation Enduring Freedom" or "Operation Iraqi Freedom." The government says the engravings are optional but families have begun coming forward to say they had no choice in the matter. Former Sen. Max Cleland, who lost both legs and an arm in Vietnam and headed the Veterans Administration under President Carter, called the practice "a little bit of glorified advertising." (same as above)

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Blogger Doug said...

Note that Pruitt hasn't lost anyone -- yet. Nothing against the Pruitts, aside from being complicit or naive enough to agree to this staged event.

But it is no accident that the family picked has yet to lose anyone.

Just as you don't see the cancer that follows the cigarettes on the ads, you see no death, only a patriotic family (as opposed to Camp Casey folks, who are somehow unpatriotic).


Thursday, August 25, 2005 1:33:00 PM  

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