Saturday, January 31, 2015

Military Propaganda (Super Bowl Edition)

I'm am sure the propaganda at the Super Bowl will go way beyond the Thunderbird flyover, but what is remarkable is how open Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. Kirby is about the propaganda value of the flyover.

At a Department of Defense press briefing on Friday, Kirby admitted that the Thunderbird jets’ Super Bowl flyover will cost “something in the neighborhood of $80,000” to taxpayers. “It’s not an exorbitant cost, and I would you know, obviously remind you that we stand to gain the benefit,” Kirby said. “And there’s an exposure benefit from having the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over a well-known, famous team, and that certainly helps us in terms of keeping our exposure out there for the American people.”


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