Kyiv Post. Independence. Community. Trust – Opinion – OP-ED – Salon: How propaganda is disseminated about Wikileaks

Salon: How propaganda is disseminated about Wikileaks The benefits to the Government from spewing baseless accusations against WikiLeaks are obvious: they inure the public to the thuggish steps being taken to cripple and otherwise intimidate the whistleblowing site from exposing more government secrets about the truth of our wars.

Salon: How propaganda is disseminated about Wikileaks

Today at 08:40 

Glenn Greenwald writes:

This is how the U.S. government and American media jointly disseminate propaganda: in the immediate wake of some newsworthy War on Terror event, U.S. Government officials (usually anonymous) make wild and reckless — though unverifiable — claims. The U.S. media mindlessly trumpets them around the world without question or challenge. Those claims become consecrated as widely accepted fact. And then weeks, months or years later, those claims get quietly exposed as being utter falsehoods, by which point it does not matter, because the goal is already well-achieved: the falsehoods are ingrained as accepted truth. Read the story here.

http://www.kyivpost.com/news/opinion/op_ed/detail/86636/

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