Your government (and your tax dollars) at work
WASHINGTON--The US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been caught conducting covert propaganda attacks on the internet. The attacks, exposed this week in a report by the government transparency group Wikileaks, include deleting detainee ID numbers from Wikipedia last month, the systematic posting of unattributed "self praise" comments on news organization web sites in response to negative press, boosting pro-Guantanamo stories on the internet news site Digg and even modifying Fidel Castro's encyclopedia article to describe the Cuban president as "an admitted transexual" [sic].
Frankly, it's gotten so bad that any time I read anything anywhere that seems to be praising the government, I simply assume it's a plant by the government. It's the only way you can read the NY Times (e.g., Judy Miller) and make any sense of it, much less stuff that's even more easily polluted with propaganda. This government is incapable of doing anything good. It needs to be overthrown -- at the ballot box, that is.