US News Media's Latest Disgrace<quoted text>
Most of the Mainstream Media had ignored Obama's agenda and his corputness until he started to intimidate them and then track the media as being involved in criminal activity. Yep, even the NYT has turned on Obama (because he turned on them first)!
It is not that power corrupts, it is the fear of losing power than corrupts. Just like Nixon just before his reelection in 1972, Obama corrupted just before his re-election in 2012.
And Nixon resigned, just before he would have been impeached, just two years later so will Obama be forced to resign just before the 2014 election?
April 21, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/6oem8m
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.
In 2002-03, these military analysts were ubiquitous on TV justifying the Iraq invasion, and most have remained supportive of the war in the five years since. The Times investigation showed that the analysts were being briefed by the Pentagon on what to say and had undisclosed conflicts of interest via military contracts.
Retired Green Beret Robert S. Bevelacqua, a former Fox News analyst, said the Pentagon treated the retired military officers as puppets:It was them saying,we need to stick our hands up your back and move your mouth for you.[NYT, April 20, 2008]
None of that, of course, should come as any surprise. Where do people think generals and admirals go to work after they retire from the government?
If they play ball with the Pentagon, they get fat salaries serving on corporate boards of military contractors, or they get rich running consultancies that trade on quick access to high-ranking administration officials. If theyre not team players, theyre shut out.
Behind TV Analysts, Pentagons Hidden Hand
April 20, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/3u6rty
In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over Guantánamo Bay. The detention center had just been branded the gulag of our times by Amnesty International, there were new allegations of abuse from United Nations human rights experts and calls were mounting for its closure.
Records and interviews show how the Bush administration has used its control over access and information in an effort to transform the analysts into a kind of media Trojan horse an instrument intended to shape terrorism coverage from inside the major TV and radio networks.
Pentagons Pundits: A Look at the Defense Departments Propaganda Program / April 22, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/64ln28
The New York Times has revealed new details on how the Pentagon recruited more than 75 retired military officers to appear on TV outlets as so-called military analysts ahead of the Iraq war to portray Iraq as an urgent threat. The Times reported the Pentagon continues to use the analysts in a propaganda campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administrations wartime performance. We speak with Col. Sam Gardiner (Ret.) and Peter Hart, of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.