Weekly DHS propaganda hour on prime-time broadcast TV
Giving new meaning to the epithet, “security theater”, the hit Australian reality-television show Border Security has been franchised to the USA in the form of Homeland Security USA.
The weekly hour-long “reality” program is scheduled to begin Tuesday night, January 6th, 2009, on ABC. Having seen the Australian predecessor, we can hardly wait to see how the DHS, with its growing focus on spin control and image management, wants to be seen.
The show boasts of the “full cooperation” of all DHS departments, without which it couldn’t be produced — and, therefore, who it can’t afford to offend if it wants to continue.
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