Thursday, June 02, 2005

UN Efficiency in Action!

You'll be pleased to know that the UN is not a morass of bureaucratic ineptitude, waste and inefficiency. According to a communique issued yesterday from the UN Ministry of Propaganda, the entire UN--including the Ministry of Propaganda that generated this bit of good news--is really doing a great job of spending your tax dollars.

The Propaganda Ministry reported that "the efforts of United Nations staff to improve the world body’s efficiency received recognition today at a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York." Eight projects were honored. Among them was one of the crowning achievements of the seven hundred flacks, bureaucrats, and professional propagandists employed by the Proaganda Ministry, known east of First Avenue as the "Department of Public Information."

The DPI got the top honors "for providing the global 'webcasting,' or broadcast over the Internet, of such events as Security Council and General Assembly meetings." No kidding? They do that? What a creative idea! Worth an award.

Shashi Tharoor, the Minister of Propaganda, has reason to be proud. He can do more than just sit around on his duff and write books while on the UN payroll, and give a forum to a rabid anti-Semite. Great idea, those websites! Why didn't I think of that?

Hey Evelyn Leopold of the Reuters "news" service! Aren't you proud of your chum? Be sure to put the communique on the wire.

Past items on the UN propaganda machine include: The UN gives a forum to an anti-Semite; Reuters correspondent comes to the UN's defense; the UN's hard-working Minister of Propaganda writes books on your nickel; the UN's bloated Ministry of Propaganda--700 flacks, propagandists and bureaucrats, and you pay their salaries.