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14. Jan 2006

Project for the OLD american century


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Project for the OLD American Century beskriver sig selv således:
American foreign and domestic policy is adrift. Progressives, liberals, and democrats have criticized the incoherent policies of the Bush Administration. Even members of the once noble Republican Party are parting ranks with a GOP that has been infiltrated and commandeered by a minority of far right extremists whose only obligation is to the corporations that birthed them and fund them. The vetoing of the Fairness Doctrine by President Ronald Reagan and the Telecom Act of 1996 have all but eliminated any rational discourse of opposing ideas on the airwaves. While claiming victimization at the hands of a non-existent liberal media, a few powerful men with an agenda to utilize this nation's decreasingly free press as a propaganda tool, have cornered the market on talk radio and simultaneously created their own propagandist cable "news" channel. This has been a dangerous first step in creating a media where only one political voice is heard and the populace is at risk of being manipulated rather than informed. The effects of this can already be seen in a study by the Program on International Policy Attitudes that showed that viewers of Fox news were far more likely to be misinformed on the issues surrounding the Iraq war than people who got their information elsewhere. (view the study here .pdf format)

We aim to change this. We aim to make use of the internet as if it were Radio Free America, or Resistance Radio. The voices exposing the lies and hypocrisy of the far right as they legislate in favor of their campaign donors to the detriment of citizen health and the environment will be heard. Those who would lie us into believing that a defenseless third world nation posed an immediate threat, kill hundreds of thousands, spread deadly depleted uranium across a country, and make billions in profit for the companies of which they are former CEOs will have their daily actions documented here. We will be the free press.
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