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Old Aug 23rd 2015, 08:55 AM
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In this case, however, it would be propaganda against the current administration(s) in the west, right? Allegedly trying to discredit a deal they agreed to and want to pass. That seems like a pretty substantial difference from Pravda.
Interestingly enough, during the Bush Admin, AP had a very strong reputation for broadcasting literally anything that the government wanted broadcast, including lies, bullshit and propaganda.

Once Bush is out and Obama is in, AP switches to anti-government propaganda. Kinda makes one think AP is a Republican party mouthpiece.
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Interestingly enough, during the Bush Admin, AP had a very strong reputation for broadcasting literally anything that the government wanted broadcast, including lies, bullshit and propaganda.

Once Bush is out and Obama is in, AP switches to anti-government propaganda. Kinda makes one think AP is a Republican party mouthpiece.
You and Dilettante make good points. It may look like the AP is a Republican party mouthpiece right now, but I think that the difference is that Obama is not quite the stooge of the military-industrial establishment that Bush was, and the AP is not so much beholden to the executive office as it is to the State Dept./CIA/Pentagon, and the Treasury Dept.

I think that the powers-that-be would be perfectly happy with Hillary if she is willing to bomb Iran, Somalia, Mali, and Sudan for starters, and looks forward to also going after Russia and China.
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I think that the powers-that-be would be perfectly happy with Hillary if she is willing to bomb Iran, Somalia, Mali, and Sudan for starters, and looks forward to also going after Russia and China.
But that would make Hillary a Republican and she wouldn't win any Democratic nomination.

Note: When rightwingers can't win with their own favorite policies, they will work very hard to get the left to impliment their policies for them. Same old game.
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Saudi royalty want Al-Jazeera shut down, among other things:
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/06/07/s...-huge-demands/
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