Once agan, those on the right take a IOIYAAR stance.
So the Obama admin sees the NEA as a potential propaganda outlet. Well, Bush the Elder politicized it to make the neo-cons happy by cutting funding when they didn't like the art it was funding. The republican congress in 1992 continued those cuts from pressure by organizations like the American Family Assn and the Falwells. Is there really that much of a difference between what these two admins are doing? http://www.publiceye.org/theocrat/Mappl ... hrono.html
Bush the younger did his fair share of propanganderizing as well. In order to sell George's Great War (so he could be remembered as a 'war time' preznit - remember?), the pentagon sent platoons of "consultants" out into the world to appear on just about every media out without disclosing who was really paying them.
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What about the cozy relationship the R's have with the Faux News Channel? Is that not propaganda?
How about the relationship the Bush Whitehouse had with Sinclair Broadcasting? Remember them?
They refused to air a NIghtline broadcast that was critical of the Iraq War. They also aired that anti-Kerry propaganda farce called "Stolen Honor" just before the the 2004 election. http://www.freepress.net/release/17
. The Sinclair brothers are big-time republican donors and operatives. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolen_Honor
. I actually worked for one of them several years ago and while he was a nice enough guy, his political leanings and intent were well known even back then. http://www.reason.com/news/show/33936.html