> Daniel '' Wrote:
> Its not propaganda just becuase you dont want to it. Propaganda is:
> ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are
> spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.
> How is recognizing tragedy and inhumane treatment of people propaganda?
Democracy now crosses the line from 'liberally slanted factual' into 'name calling and propaganda' ... a few weeks ago the host of a show on an interview with a guy from orange county repeatedly interchanged a bunch of popular slurs for 'republicans' in the interview, which was just an example i found particularly egregious. If you're a reporter and you are flat out using terms like 'racist hicks' for your subject, you are a shitty reporter, and only serving to sow further discord between people of opposing viewpoints.
The funding is kind of one of those political clusterfuck myth things, the way i see it is this, if you are trying to run a public radio station and the governement says 'here is 10,000 bucks for arts programming' and it goes to pay for arts programming, but then you take donation money and spend that on propaganda programming... its kinda like getting food stamps and freeing up your money to buy weed and booze. Eh probably not a good analogy, maybe its like giving a business a gov't tax credit to hire more people then they give the money they would have spent hiring people and give there executives a big xmas bonus...
point is the money kinda all goes to and ends up funding the same thing.
guess my point is, don't you think if you were a programmer or a producer responsible for someone (a 'reporter') in an interview flat out name calling their subject matter, you'd maybe tone it down a bit just out of general ethics? but no, i guess not.