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Domestic Propaganda and the News Media

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This is the home page for the Domestic Propaganda and the News Media investigative project, one of several grassroots investigations being hosted on the History Commons website. The data published as part of this investigation has been collected, organized, and published by members of the public who are registered users of this website.

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6/16/2011 New 'Fox News' Category

After some discussion, we added a new category to the Domestic Propaganda project: Fox News. We did not add this category for ideological reasons, but because we believe the facts show that Fox News engages in systematic propaganda operations for its own ideological and political reasons. Certainly other news providers such as CNN, MSNBC, and the broadcast providers …

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8/10/2009 Health Care Protests, Sotomayor Nomination, Fairness Doctrine Covered

Recent entries have covered the Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination and the Bush-era use of VNRs to manipulate public opinion. Upcoming entries will focus on the spate of contentious protests against health-care reform taking place during the summer of 2009, and the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine of recent memory. We welcome your contributions to this project.

 

11/29/2008 Recent Additions

With the advent of a new US president, we decided to cover some of the slanted, propagandistic coverage given to the presidential candidates by their rivals and the pundits and commentators who shape public perception. As always, we invite your contributions.

 

6/25/2008 Project Continues to Expand

There is, of course, far more to the subject of domestic propaganda than the single Pentagon military analysts program. We continue to document this; you are invited to be part of the project.

 

5/31/2008 Examining the Pentagon Propaganda Operation

On April 20, the New York Times published a revelatory—and since then, largely ignored—article detailing the Pentagon’s systematic propaganda campaign to promote the Iraq war and manipulate public opinion through the use of retired military officers as “independent” network analysts and commentators. The citizen journalists and …

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