Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Hilarious Struggle Against Global Terror Related Activities

WASHINGTON — A $300 million Pentagon psychological warfare operation includes plans for placing pro-American messages in foreign media outlets without disclosing the U.S. government as the source, one of the military officials in charge of the program says.

Run by psychological warfare experts at the U.S. Special Operations Command, the media campaign is being designed to counter terrorist ideology and sway foreign audiences to support American policies. The military wants to fight the information war against al-Qaeda through newspapers, websites, radio, television and "novelty items" such as T-shirts and bumper stickers.
(USA Today)

Yes that is how the terrorists will be beaten. With witty ringer-tees and "Honk if You Love Freedom!" bumper-stickers. Do you ever get the sense that the government didn't read the book it's supposed to be reporting on, and is just standing up in front of the world making shit up as it goes along? "The War on Terror is...good? It is about...making...freedom...ring? I think...terror...is...bad? Also: A lot of people don't like terror. Thanks."

Seriously, though, "novelty items"? Who is in charge of running this program, Bruce Vilanch?

6 Comments:

Blogger s. badazz said...

carrot top. he LOVES props!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Worker #3116 said...

Did you like my Bruce Vilanch joke?

12:59 PM  
Anonymous trevor said...

i know bruce vilanch's name only as a punchline to jokes. that's why i thought it was an effective joke - i saw "bruce vilanch" and thought "joke".

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:22 PM  
Anonymous mccullen said...

ron popeil.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous alan said...

What anonymous said. You remind me of my friend pinki who spends all day trolling craigslist and getting manicures and asking hookers for rides, but only funny.

11:02 AM  

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