September 17, 2021
Perhaps the father of false news is one George Creel whom Wilson selected to head The Committee for Public Information and whose goal was, according to Chris Hedges in chapter 3 of THE DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS, “not only to impart pro-war messages, but to discredit those who sought to challenge the nation’s involvement in the conflict.”
Creel nurtured Edward Bernays. He was probably influenced by the tactics of Albert Lasker,
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