February 17, 2006
UNITED NATIONS -- The White House rejected yesterday a U.N. report stating that the Guantanamo Bay detention center should be closed and that U.S. treatment of detainees in some cases amounted to torture, calling it a "rehash" of old allegations. The report, released yesterday, prompted U.S. officials to emphasize that the U.S. military treats prisoners humanely and to assert that the U.N. team fell for disinformation spread by terrorist groups. "We know that these are dangerous terrorists that are being kept at Guantanamo Bay," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.
July 17, 2000
Lobbying is an honorable profession. Legislating ought to be, too. The Newseum wants to move to Pennsylvania Avenue, D.C., which is midway between the Puffery Gallery and the Institue of Disinformation. Republicans are frantically cutting taxes before the election, and can always raise them again afterward. They should make a horror movie about gypsy moths eating up Western Maryland.
November 2, 1993
A U.N. spokesman dismissed as "disinformation" a U.S. newspaper report that peacekeeping soldiers in SARAJEVO frequented a Serb-run brothel filled with captive Muslim and Croat women. He said that the brothel was in the suburb of Vogosca, to which as far as he knew U.N. troops never had access. He said the accusations against Canadian troops mentioned periods when they were no longer in Bosnia.U.N. peacekeepers reopened the SARAJEVO airport to relief flights after halting the air bridge Sunday because of an attack in which a French officer was wounded by gunfire.
January 11, 1991
THERE is a major disinformation campaign under way about the meaning of American involvement in the Persian Gulf.The establishment news media, especially television, are regorging substantial amounts of misleading, superficial and often irrelevant ideas and images of this grotesque crisis. The result is that many people are left with the feeling that they know what's gong on when, in fact, the information they have been assimilating keeps them from asking the pertinent questions. If you ask the wrong questions, you get the wrong answers.
April 15, 2008
Yo, it appears some people in New Jersey, the nation's leader in auto thefts and toxic waste dumps, have a problem with Harford County. Harford County officials report that an e-mail circulated by unions representing workers at New Jersey's Fort Monmouth warns of an "active" Ku Klux Klan presence in Aberdeen and suggests local organic milk has a "high concentration" of a chemical found in rocket fuel. The e-mail is directed at workers soon to be transferred to Aberdeen Proving Ground under the federal base realignment and closure process.
February 1, 1991
CNN reporter Peter Arnett's dispatches from Iraq have made him the center of controversy. Some believe he is peddling "disinformation" with reports that are censored and perhaps choreographed by the Iraqi government. Others believe Arnett is following in a long and glorious journalistic tradition of reporting from behind enemy lines.Our question: Is Arnett the ultimate First Amendment champ or the ultimate chump?To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's free directory of telephone information services at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)