US News Media's Latest Disgrace

Robert Parry writes for Consortium News, "After prying loose 8,000 pages of Pentagon documents, the New York Times has proven what should have been obvious years ago: the Bush administration manipulated public opinion on the Iraq War, in part, by funneling propaganda through former senior military officers who served as expert analysts on TV news shows."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042108E.shtml

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Pentagon Propaganda & Antiwar Analysts

By The Nation

The article reports that most of the news organizations either didn't know or didn't care about their paid analysts taking direction from the administration while claiming to neutrally assess its policies; or taking expensive trips paid by the administration; or meeting secretly with senior administration officials and plotting military or political strategy; or competing for military contracts.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19781.htm



Behind Analysts, the Pentagon's Hidden Hand

By David Barstow

Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration's wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19782.htm



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