Military "Analysts," the Media and the Selling of Bush's Wars

Max J. Castro writes for Progreso Weekly: "The Bush administration has made a mess of many things, from the Iraq war to Katrina. Yet there is one area in which Bush and his people have met with, at least, limited success - namely the manipulation of public opinion, especially when it comes to the 'war on terror.'"

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042408B.shtml



Lawmakers Seek Probe of Pentagon PR Program

Andrew Miga reports for The Associated Press: "Forty-one House members are calling on the Defense Department inspector general to investigate a public relations effort that relied on retired military officers to defend the administration's Iraq war policies."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050408Y.shtml

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TV's Response to Pentagon Propaganda? Never Happened
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/04/24/8505/

TV Military 'Analysts' Are Part of What Ike Warned Against
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/04/27/8553/

Lawmakers Seek Probe of 'Media Generals'
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/09/8828/

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41 in Congress seek DoD investigation of Pentagon 'Media Generals'
campaign
http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/7428/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

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Pentagon spin taints TV

Since the lead-up to the war in 2002, the major networks have trotted out dozens of retired military officers as independent analysts - many of whom, unknown to viewers, were being prepped by the Pentagon to put out favorable messages about the Bush administration's conduct of the war.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20080424/cm_usatoday/pentagonspintaintstv


From Information Clearing House

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Who’s feeding the watchdog?

Common Dreams
by Sean Gonsalves

The relationship between the media and the military has always been rife with manipulation and antagonism, though I’ve always considered the idea of an “adversarial press” to be far more myth than literal truth.Take the well-worn accusation that an “adversarial press” turned public opinion against the Vietnam War. Never mind the most important lesson of modern guerrilla war history — namely that, short of genocide, military might doesn’t defeat guerrilla insurgencies. It only multiplies the number of insurgents...

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/04/29/8586/



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