Da! (Russian for “yes!”) You will believe what you are told. We will tell you what we have decided is good for you to know, and we will tell you when it is good for you to know it. You understand? You agree? Is good? Da! You is good citizen of USSA (Union of Socialist States of America).
The former Soviet Union of Socialist Republics (USSR) controlled what the Russian people could know and think, because the government controlled all news sources. The Communist government told reporters what to say. The largest newspaper in Russia was called “Pravda,” which translates as “Truth.”
If anyone referred to something they read in Pravda, their fellow Russians would sarcastically reply, “Pravda means Truth!” Everyone knew they meant the opposite.
In The Daily Caller, Patrick Howley revealed today’s method of government propaganda in his article Pro-Obamacare group sponsoring symposium to train journalists how to report on Obamacare. He reports on a group called Commonwealth who awards “grants” for seminars to “teach” reporters how to report on certain subjects.
Commonwealth helped write the Obamacare legislation. This allows the government to deny that they directly told reporters what to report. Howley quotes Rusty Weiss, writing about this issue in FreedomWorks on January 11, 2013. Weiss reminds us that Commonwealth did the same thing back in 2010:
“This sounds like a program to teach reporters to write supportive stories about the health care reform law,” an unnamed reporter told Michelle Malkin in 2010 after Commonwealth awarded the grant to SABEW.
SABEW is the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Weiss noted that the SABEW has over 3,200 members, including entire business staffs at major newspapers.
Weiss asked: Why would a group of journalists need training from a group that steers left on the healthcare issue? It raises obvious questions about objectivity.
Raises obvious questions about objectivity!! Da! Or as we would say, Duh!
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Check the sources: The Daily Caller