Clinton: Increase Funding for Propaganda Overseas

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DEMOCRACY NOW! – “The United States is in an information war, and we are losing that war,” said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week as she praised Al Jazeera’s dedication to “real news.” To win the war, Clinton called for expanding U.S. propaganda TV and radio broadcasts overseas. At the same time, public broadcasting and community media are under attack in the United States. Last month, the House voted to eliminate all financing for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by the year 2013. We speak to Robert McChesney, co-founder of Free Press, and broadcast highlights from Amy Goodman’s three-day “Don’t Ice Out Public Media” tour in Colorado.

Click to read the full transcript about Clinton’s calls for increased propaganda funding.


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