And for all you GOP folks out there in reader land, the bill to rescind the ban on distribution of propaganda to US citizens comes from a Republican, Mac Thornberry of Texas. The Smith-Mudnt Act has apparently been rendered moot. Now the government can distribute broadcasting explicitly meant to propagandize domestic citizens and residents.
But don’t worry, the government will only give you the pravda. Whoops, I mean truth.
From Foreign Policy
For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened?