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This, btw, is a bigger issue than people realize in today's media. A lot of freelancers will take on contracts from PR firms to write all types of madness about foreign gov'ts and other interest groups. I used to work for for one of the companies involved here, and we had no less than 15 foreign gov'ts on the client list at that time.
A range of mainstream American publications printed paid propaganda for the government of Malaysia, much of it focused on the campaign against a pro-democracy figure there.
The payments to conservative American opinion writers — whose work appeared in outlets from the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner to the Washington Times to National Review and RedState — emerged in a filing this week to the Department of Justice. The filing under the Foreign Agent Registration Act outlines a campaign spanning May 2008 to April 2011 and led by Joshua Trevino, a conservative pundit, who received $389,724.70 under the contract and paid smaller sums to a series of conservative writers.
Outlets from Huffington Post to National Review carried pieces financed by the Malaysian government. An internationa...
Not surprising. The one that stands out the most is Israel.
I pretty much assume that any article that is complimentary of Israel was paid for by their government.
Perhaps this is an example:
How about just propaganda in the media, period?
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