6/21/11

Birthers Linked to Military Industrial Complex Propagandists


One of the generals behind the disturbing "Pentagon Pundits Scandal" retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely is one pushing the Birther Movement against Obama. I read the headline a week ago on the Birther central website WorldNetDaily. Today remembered that he was one of the generals along with Lt. General Thomas McInerney a paid Fox News Contributor who all participated in the Pentagon Pundits Program. The program had pentagon pundits on the major network, cable, radio and print news outlets knowingly and conspiring to echo administration talking points, sometimes even when they suspected the information was false or inflated. Also they were not disclosing they were consultants and lobbyists for military contractors. Corporate tycoons that are making money off the wars. This is known as "covert propaganda" and under Federal Law it is illegal.

Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely
From WND.com
Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, the chief of Stand Up America, a national security expert and Fox News contributor, says the "Certificate of Live Birth" released in April by the White House as "proof positive" of President Obama's Hawaiian birth is a forgery, but the FBI is covering the fraud and no one in Congress is willing to tackle the situation because of fears of a "black backlash" if the failings of the nation's first black president are revealed.

It's unclear whether the military contractors have an interest in intentionally giving the birthers credibility. In my humble opinion, this is just an excellent example of how corporately funded outlets get so many people to do their bidding. They don't have an organized conspiracy with their minions in the media and think tanks to report and put out studies on what they want the public to believe. Although there is the occasional John Boehener handing out checks from the Tobacco industry to his colleagues before a house vote. It's much easier for corporations to fund those whose ideology can benefit their business or political interests. Example: The unattached from reality Neoconservatives in office means more wars.

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