"The government grants vastly different amounts of taxpayer
money to different magazines, depending on how effective their
content is deemed at building support for the war on drugs."
- The Drug War Gravy Train, Salon.com -
Once again the Internet journal Salon.com has exposed
a surreptitious collusion between major media and the
government. In Salon's latest expose we discover that
more than 20 magazines conspired with the government
to include War-on-Drug propaganda in their regular
"objective" news and contents rather than running
antidrug advertisements. Some of those magazines are:
Life, Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, People,
Reader's Digest, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, Essence,
Ladies' Home Journal, Teen, Vibe, People En Espanol,
Family Life, Sporting News, Family Circle, Seventeen,
Parade, and USA Weekend.
A journalist whose story was subjected to oversight by
the government told Salon: "This is a clear violation
of journalistic ethics. It's really egregious. This
shapes the type of reporting you're doing and what
editors are asking for... If we ever did something
like this as a writer -- showed a story to a source
ahead of publication, say -- our career would be finished."
Other members of the media are more eager to serve
the federal government's agenda, as one magazine
spokesperson told Salon: "We do exactly what Congress
asks us to do. We totally comply with the drug-control
office requirements." This is not an independent media!
Salon previously revealed that most major television
networks had also conspired with the federal government
to propagate Drug-War propaganda under the guise of
their regularly featured television programs.
The fact is that most of the major networks and magazines
went along with this scheme and NONE of them came forward
to inform their consumers either (a) that their product
was written to comply with government-content requirements
or (b) that the government had approached them with a scheme
to surreptitiously include propaganda into their news and
entertainment programming, which would surely have made a
major story! The systematic and cooperative nature of this
collusion tends to suggest a long-term Govt/media collusion:
Salon.com - March 31, 2000
THE DRUG WAR GRAVY TRAIN
How the White House rewarded U.S. News, Seventeen
and other magazines for publishing anti-drug articles.
By Daniel Forbes
Page 1 http://salon.com/news/feature/2000/03/31/magazines/index.html
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Page 5 http://salon.com/news/feature/2000/03/31/magazines/index4.html
Police Foundation report concludes that drug laws cause more harm:
Read story on US military Psychological Operatives at CNN:
If the axiom "power corrupts" is a reliable axiom,
then the Official Story must be suspect on its face.
GODDARD'S JOURNAL: http://www.erols.com/igoddard/journal.htm
Asking the "wrong questions," challenging the official story
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