Warriors of Disinformation: American Propaganda, Soviet Lies, and the Winning of the Cold War : an Insider's Account
Arcade Publishing, 1997 - 321 pages
Truth, so the saying goes, is war's first casualty. It follows that propaganda would be its first offspring. Founded during the early years of the cold war, the United States Information Agency is America's purveyor of propaganda and "disinformation" - a euphemism favored by the government during the 1980s. Using its broadcast vehicles (such as the Voice of America), the USIA tells the world what the American government wants the world to know.
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Page 311 - (1) VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive. "(2) VOA will represent America, not any single segment of American society, and will therefore present a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions. "(3) VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussion and opinion on these policies.".
Page 311 - The long-range interests of the United States are served by communicating directly with the peoples of the world by radio. To be effective, the Voice of America (the Broadcasting Service of the United States Information Agency) must win the attention and respect of listeners.