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Berlusconi To "Bombard" Foreign Press With Propaganda

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Michael Day | The Independent

The beleaguered Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has ordered a special propaganda unit to "bombard" the foreign press with good news in an attempt to stem the tide of critical headlines overseas.

The media mogul has been infuriated by international coverage of the sex scandals that have beset him.

The Tourism Minister, Michela Vittoria Brambilla, announced yesterday that a group of "young journalists and communications experts" would "monitor all the foreign press, dailies, periodicals and TV, in every latitude from Japan to Peru" and "bombard it with accurate and positive news".

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