In his latest novel David Balldacci spins a very plausible scenario involving the manipulation of print journalism and the media. Of course it is an arms contractor all part of the Military Industrial complex, and in the end bloggers save the day. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the read.
It wasn’t until the book was finished and I was reading the author’s note that I flashed on the horror of what the book had described as PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT. Up until this reading I was not aware of this term, Baldacci gives a definition that becomes familiar and chilling at the same time.
Perception Management is a term defined in Dept of Defense manuals and taken seriously. Public relations firms that practice PM are not spin doctors they create the big lie they create the truth and sell it to the world as the truth.
This concept is not new and in doing a simple Wikipedia check came up with more information than I personally want to try and digest. However it seems the CIA has been actively engaged in dispensing lies about events in America for along time. The murder of JFK is one example. I found this item by Preston Peet[firstname.lastname@example.org]. One CIA document from April 1967 released under FOIA advised due to growing disbelief in the Warren Commission conclusions that Oswald was the lone assassin. Certain steps should be taken to provide material for countering and discrediting the claims of conspiracy theorists. Employ propaganda assets to answer and refute attacks of critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose.
To see just how big that lie was go over to existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/ and read his post The Origins of Illegitimacy Fatal Flaws that sink the Warren Commission. I don’t for one minute believe that was the beginning of PM and I can only wonder just how deep this propaganda effort goes? Who holds the reins of this horseshit? One must assume that the CIA the military, and the military industrial complex are wagging the dog and creating their own truth, for there own interests. Let’s examine these facts and like David Baldacci in his book The Whole Truth have BLOGGERS save the day.
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