Propaganda Inc.: Behind the curtain at the U.S.I.A.

As the United States and her allies buckle up for the new war on terrorism, many representatives of the mainstream media have begun to feel pressure to confine their reporting and limit it to State Department and Pentagon press releases. No doubt, this is standard procedure for a wartime news culture. But how does the public then draw the line between information and propaganda? And to what degree will the goverment, itself, manipulate the media in order to create the most favorable public opinion of the war and its new domestic policies during these critical times?

Dr. Nancy Snow spent two years working within the ranks of America’s official propaganda organ, the United States Information Agency, and then surgically exposed the inner workings of the organization in her acclaimed publication, Propaganda Inc.. In this interview with GNN, Dr. Snow breaks down the covert history of U.S. propaganda efforts both inside and outside of the country’s borders. Tracing the strategies employed by top propagandists like George Creel and Walter Lippman, Dr. Snow elaborates an over-arching system of mass persuasion that targets our most educated and influential citizens in order to shape the construct of public opinion. As it turns out, the business of war changes nothing when it comes to the marketing of U.S. interests in the world theatre...

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