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A couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that the Bush Pentagon, in the run-up to and aftermath of the Iraq invasion, "seeded" the media with military analysts. These were men being touted by the media as experts, when they were in fact repeating Bush Administration talking points.
Below, Arianna Huffington asks, why the hell isn't the media all over this, now that it's out? They were taken for rubes. We were all taken for suckers. The Bush Administration is caught in a whopping web of lies and propaganda. It's a clear cut case of Rovian tactics, and it's right there for them to sieze. But they don't. We get endless blather about Barack Obama's pastor instead. I agree with Arianna, I mean seriously, WTF?
Shameful Days: Why Won't The Media Pursue the Pentagon Propaganda Scandal?
The last ten days have been among the most shameful in the history of American journalism.
On April 20th, the New York Times published its expose of the Bush administration's use of Pentagon-approved, prepped, and financially-enriched "military analysts" to appear on TV to help sell the invasion of Iraq, and then put a positive spin on the occupation -- even as conditions on the ground deteriorated. . .
Read more at: Huffington Post