sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

February 14, 2012

How Very Soviet!

Filed under: Alameda politics, Soviet Union — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 9:46 pm

We all know of Attaaaaack Waaaaatch, and it’s precursors fightthesmears.com and, Misfit Politics remind me, flag.gov, but who doesn’t want to watch that video again?

Now I’m learning via Rat and Rebel Are Right, via the Conservative Hillbilly that the White House launched an online media outlet called the Truth Team.

Obama the truth

Does the White House know the first thing about the Soviet Union, or do they just hope that we don't?

Come again?  Vladimir Lenin founded a newspaper called the Truth, or Pravda, which was our #1 source of official information in the Soviet Union.  The main “competitor” in purveying the same info was Izvestia or News.  Hence the popular joke of the era, there is no truth in News and no news in Truth.

Pravda

A Soviet issue of "The Truth"

So an American President is now following the footsteps of Lenin.

UPDATE: Linked by the Right Way — thank you!

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2 Comments »

  1. All hail Comrade Obama, the first citizen of our socialist utopia.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — February 15, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

  2. I never knew that Pravda meant Truth. I bet the folks involved in the “Truth Team” didn’t know that, either. Yet, the truth will out. ha ha ha.

    Comment by nooneofanyimport — February 15, 2012 @ 9:02 pm


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