2.04.2005

paging george orwell

Because I am unable to watch or listen to W without becoming physically ill, I didn't see the recent State of the Union address. So I just learned that Moron closed with a quote from Franklin D Roosevelt. You know, the Roosevelt whose legacy he is attempting to dismantle? The legacy that shelters elderly people from poverty?

Paul Krugman continues his series. If you need some quick facts to talk about this around the virtual water cooler, the good folks at There Is No Crisis can help you out.

1 comment:

Kyle_From_Ottawa said...

Speaking of Orwell.....

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Department of Defense plans to add more sites on the Internet to provide information to a global audience -- but critics question whether the Pentagon is violating President Bush's pledge not to pay journalists to promote his policies.

The Defense Department runs two Web sites overseas, one aimed at people in the Balkan region in Europe, the other for the Maghreb area of North Africa.

The sites are run by U.S. military troops trained in "information warfare," a specialty than can include battlefield deception.

Pentagon officials say the goal is to counter "misinformation" about the United States in overseas media.

At first glance, the Web pages appear to be independent news sites. To find out who is actually behind the content, a visitor would have to click on a small link -- at the bottom of the page -- to a disclaimer, which says, in part, that the site is "sponsored by" the U.S. Department of Defense.





This is one of those sites:

http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/homepage/