Reality TV, as every intelligent person knows, is NOT REALITY. a notion shared by the Pentagon when it blew a cool $500 million for fake reality Al Qaeda videos in order to track the people who watched them.
The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda program in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.
Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.
The agency’s staff worked alongside high-ranking U.S. military officers in their Baghdad Camp Victory headquarters as the insurgency raged outside.
It gets better
The firm’s output was signed off by former General David Petraeus – then commander of the coalition forces in Iraq - and on occasion by the White House, he said.
Now, lets think about this. An illegal war, based on non-existent WMDs, sold to us rubes by various parties that we all know about, right?, combined with this reality tv fubar totally makes sense, right?
Reminds me of the election from hell where propaganda rules while, as a good friend of mine said, "You're polishing a turd, Son, You're polishing a turd. " In this case, two.
"And so it goes." - Kurt Vonnegut