Thursday, July 26, 2007

SPIN



At antiwar.com , John Pilger wrote:

"While Alan Johnston was being held, I was asked by the BBC World Service if I would say a few words of support for him. I readily agreed, and suggested I also mention the thousands of Palestinians abducted and held hostage. The answer was a polite no; and all the other hostages remained in the memory hole...

"It is 80 years since Edward Bernays, the father of public relations, predicted a pervasive 'invisible government' of corporate spin, suppression and silence as the true ruling power...

"When the BBC radio reporter Andrew Gilligan reported the truth, he was pilloried and sacked along with the BBC's director general, while Blair, the proven liar, was protected by the liberal wing of the media and given a standing ovation in parliament...

PUBLIC RELATIONS

"PR Week estimated that the amount of 'PR-generated material' in the media is "50 per cent in a broadsheet newspaper in every section apart from sport...

"Huge corporations such as Hill & Knowlton... 'sold' the slaughter known as the first Gulf war, and the Sawyer Miller Group... sold hated, pro-Washington regimes in Colombia and Bolivia and ...(its) operatives included Mark Malloch Brown...

"Hundreds of millions of dollars go to corporations spinning the carnage in Iraq as a sectarian war and covering up the truth: that an atrocious invasion is pinned down by a successful resistance while the oil is looted."



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