Monday, August 16, 2010

Obama's covert, criminal activity of using government funds to produce propagamda


Obama's 'covert, criminal activity' of using government funds to produce propagamda

The Obama administration's abuses alleged in the Oversight Republican Report can be summed up under the term "astro-turfing," a fraudulent public relations activity in which "the White House and the agency whose resources it is co-opting attempt to create the impression that grassroots support for a particular policy exists when in fact it has been fabricated using taxpayer dollars."

Congressman Darrell Issa (R)

Axelrod and astro-turfing

The practice of using covert propaganda to push political opinion is familiar to at least one administration official, Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod.

Axelrod was a partner in AKP&D Message & Media, a Chicago-based media and public relations firm.

According to a Business Week report published in 2008, AKP&D set up front organizations for corporations that wanted to run public issue ads without having the ads identified as having been paid for by the corporations.

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Analysis of the First Year of the Obama Administration: Public Relations and Propaganda Initiatives Report Read The Entire Report Here

Analysis of the First Year of the Obama Administration: Public Relations and Propaganda Initiatives

U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Darrell Issa, Ranking Member

Staff Report
U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
August 9, 2010

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Since the beginning of the Obama Administration on January 20, 2009, ordinary Americans have financed and been exposed to an unprecedented number of public relations and propaganda efforts. Federal spending for public relations contracts rose to historically-high levels during the Bush Administration. Under one-party rule in 2009, the White House used the machinery of the Obama campaign to tout the President’s agenda through inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives. Congress buoyed the Administration’s propaganda efforts by increasing federal spending on public relations for the first time since 2005.

The Obama Administration frequently used federal resources to promote the President’s agenda. In many cases, the Administration relied on the reach and resources of federal agencies and their personnel to promote certain of the President’s favorite programs. The White House also leveraged ties to the arts and entertainment community to embed propaganda in the content of television programming and artwork. These propaganda efforts violated appropriations riders and federal law prohibiting the use of appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.

The White House also used its inherent visibility advantages to multiply the effectiveness of websites containing misleading and controversial information. The White House used its resources to push visitors to websites that urge grassroots activism based on false and misleading information. The President’s right to sell his policy recommendations to Congress and the public is not disputed; however, using the resources of the federal government to activate a sophisticated propaganda and lobbying campaign is an abuse of office and a betrayal of the President’s pledge to create “an unprecedented level of openness in Government.”

Instead of facilitating openness, the public relations and propaganda activities of the White House have had precisely the opposite effect. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has historically deemed activities involving “covert propaganda” to be unlawful. In those cases, the source of the public relations or propaganda materials did not disclose his or her identity as a federal employee or contractor. Many of the Obama Administration’s propaganda activities are unlawful because they are covert. Furthermore, several programs closely resemble those decried by Democrats and ruled unlawful by GAO during the Bush Administration.

This report examines several of the most visible public relations and propaganda efforts during the first year of the Obama Administration. Viewed collectively, these activities reveal an Administration better suited to campaign-style self-promotion than to providing transparent and honest leadership.

Analysis of the First Year of the Obama Administration: Public Relations and Propaganda Initiatives Report Read The Entire Report Here

(This is damning evidence obama has turned the government into a liberal socialist propaganda machine to promote the destruction of the economy and tell the American people just the oppostite of what was really going on. Yes means No to obama. Up means Down. Left means Right. Go means Stop. Right means Wrong. Smart means Stupid etc. Every twisted word that comes out of obama's mouth is propaganda aimed at deceiving the American public. Obama is a crimminal that must be removed from office.

Obama is also a usurper, a fraud who pretends to be president. He is neither qualified nor elligible to be president. Obama is not a natural born citizen as the US Constitution requires.)
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