Saturday, January 19, 2008

Party Cloudy with a Chance of Orwell

Your Department of Homeland Security:

The Department of Homeland Security's penchant for illegal covert domestic propaganda begets a twist on the "video news release" concept to produce meteorological articles with "apparent conflation of winter storms and terrorism." The government's propagandists disingenuously claim simply to be supplying "just facts that reporters can put into their own words," since having "just noticed that staffing has been a little down at newspapers”:
We let people know that it’s important to be prepared for any kind of hazard.... Not that we’re expecting a terrorist attack, or anything like that.... But anything can happen anywhere.
Ives puts it more succinctly: "Partly cloudy with a chance of Orwell."

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