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HuffPo blogger proposes 'Department of Information'
american thinker ^ | 5/14/10 | rick moran

Posted on 05/14/2010 11:31:16 AM PDT by Nachum

The idea of a government "Department of Information" is not new. After all, the Nazis had one. So did the Soviets. All good little dictatorships need one in order to get the "facts" out to the people.

HuffPo blogger - brain dead psychologist Jim Taylor - originally came up with the idea as a serious measure to get the "facts" out to the people. And like any enthusiastic authoritarian, he wants the government to determine what the "facts" are:

Here is my proposal to return fact-based reality to our national dialogue (note: please don't miss my ironic tone):The federal government should create a Department of Information whose responsibility it is to determine the facts behind any decision that confronts our country.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blogger; brownshirts; democrats; department; huffpo; informationgestapo; liberalfascism; proposes
Here's my proposal: Enforce immigration law on the books and cut taxes.
1 posted on 05/14/2010 11:31:17 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

My proposal: Fire 70% of the executive branch of government, and 50% of the legislative.


2 posted on 05/14/2010 11:33:00 AM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: Nachum

MiniTruth doupleplusgood


3 posted on 05/14/2010 11:34:11 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (And that is all the people need to know!)
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To: Nachum
As if the media and newspapers don’t get their communist message out. What a joke!
4 posted on 05/14/2010 11:34:30 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Nachum

.....followed by an Office of Information Retreival (from the movie “Brazil”)


5 posted on 05/14/2010 11:34:30 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Initial Point in Politics: Our Constitution initialpoints.net)
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To: Loud Mime

For me that’s a classic movie.


6 posted on 05/14/2010 11:36:01 AM PDT by DB
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To: Nachum
Sure ... we need the Ministry of Truth, along with the Ministry of Love, the Ministry of Peace, and the Ministry of Plenty.

Yeppers ... that's the essence of Good Government (which we will call goodgov).

7 posted on 05/14/2010 11:36:16 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [English Socialism], but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten , a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. - George Orwell, afterword to the 1949 edition


8 posted on 05/14/2010 11:40:16 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Nachum

Ministry of Truth?....hmmmmm, rings a bell..........an ALARM BELL!!!!!!!!!!!..................


9 posted on 05/14/2010 11:41:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: Nachum

Well, we ceratainly have a department of DISINFORMATION that’s for sure!


10 posted on 05/14/2010 11:42:32 AM PDT by unixfox
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To: DB

Brazil is one of the two movies that gave me nightmares....bad ones!


11 posted on 05/14/2010 11:42:51 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Initial Point in Politics: Our Constitution initialpoints.net)
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To: Nachum

I think we need a Dept of Rainbows & Unicorns.....you know....for the children.


12 posted on 05/14/2010 11:44:28 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum

“I have been asked to talk about what I consider the most important challenge facing mankind, and I have a fundamental answer. The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance. ..” ~ Michael Crichton

To read more click link below and scroll down to “Environmentalism as Religion” Remarks to the Commonwealth Club by Michael Crichton, San Francisco, September 15, 2003 http://www.michaelcrichton.net/speeches/index.html


13 posted on 05/14/2010 11:44:30 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama: "Let's Pursue Reparations Through Legislation Rather Than the Courts")
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To: Jim Noble

Yep. Modern “political correctness” and hate-speech laws closely mirror Orwell’s Newspeak.


14 posted on 05/14/2010 11:45:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Loud Mime

15 posted on 05/14/2010 11:47:17 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Nachum
Thank you progressives for such a progressive idea...

Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment


16 posted on 05/14/2010 11:50:42 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Nachum

If I read him correctly, what the FACTS are is something that will be determined by a panel of bureaucrats.

Yep, that sounds about right...


17 posted on 05/14/2010 11:59:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Puppage

I think we need a Dept of Rainbows & Unicorns.....you know....for the children.

Can Dennis Kucinich’s Peace Department be far behind?


18 posted on 05/14/2010 12:00:56 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Loud Mime

Brazil is one of the two movies that gave me nightmares....bad ones!

What was the other one?

Friday the 13th?
A Clockwork Orange?
Saving Private Ryan?
Fight Club?
Primary Colors?


19 posted on 05/14/2010 12:16:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

doubleplusungood comrade


20 posted on 05/14/2010 12:29:21 PM PDT by PogySailor (BHO - Dividing the country into tribes since 2008.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Speaking of Brazil, Timothy McVeigh’s alias was Tim Tuttle.


21 posted on 05/14/2010 12:38:30 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: ArrogantBustard
we need the Ministry of Truth, along with the Ministry of Love, the Ministry of Peace, and the Ministry of Plenty.

And pur a Czar in charge of each.

22 posted on 05/14/2010 12:57:40 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: PogySailor
Thank you for pointing out my error, comrade. I meant to say doubleplusungood. I am obviously guilty of thoughtcrime. I criticize myself!
23 posted on 05/14/2010 1:03:53 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (And that is all the people need to know!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The one at the Bates Motel


24 posted on 05/14/2010 2:37:52 PM PDT by Loud Mime (The Initial Point in Politics: Our Constitution initialpoints.net)
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To: Nachum; Jim Robinson
I'd counter offer that Free Republic as the True Department of Information.
25 posted on 05/14/2010 4:41:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Loud Mime
.....followed by an Office of Information Retreival (from the movie “Brazil”)

But not Information Dispersal

26 posted on 05/14/2010 5:51:06 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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