The Ins and Outs of Propaganda

First, I caught this article in CJR Daily, which applauds this article in the New York Times about the men who made a business out of inserting pro-American propaganda in Iraqi newspapers. Apparently, it was a couple guys who finally came up with a startup capable of landing a multimillion dollar contract, after failing repeatedly in other endeavors. CJR Daily suggests, tongue in cheek, that the details in this article “offer a much-needed road map for prospective propagandists looking to fleece U.S. taxpayers of their money.”

On the lighter side of propaganda, however, I then caught this bit on Drawn!:

The story so far: Danish paper publishes cartoons that mock Muslims. An Iranian paper responds with a Holocaust cartoons contest. Now, a group of Israelis announce their own anti-Semitic cartoons contest. Amitai Sandy, the publisher of Tel-Aviv, Israel-based Dimona Comix, and founder of the contest jokes, “We’ll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published! No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!”

Okay, now THAT is clever.

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I wonder if genetic half-Jews can enter. :-P Not that I do cartoons.



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