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Propaganda Or Legitimate Message Distribution: You Decide.

Was the government right to be censored for propaganda acts during a time of war or were the laws justified in finding violations of the law? This is a policy debate. Historically, the government has used propaganda during wars on civilians. There is plenty of evidence that it has been used for both good and bad from Lincoln to McKinley and beyond. This article from McClatchy says that the propaganda was wrong period because it broke the law. However, the lingering question is this: are there times when propaganda is justifiable ever or is the current flap over Fox long overdue. To be sure, no one is going to the big house or getting fined over this one. In fact, look for the very charges to become badges of honor that rally the base. That’s what I see.

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