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Pentagon Propaganda

ReThink Review: Act of Valor -- That's Militainment!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Young American boys (including myself) have been running around with toy/imaginary weapons pretending to be soldiers for millenia, and have been watching TV shows and movies about the military for decades.

Brazil Springs A WikiLeak... Assange Tags Newsman As Media Mole

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With a London court ruling that media activist Julian Assange must now return to Sweden to face charges of sex crimes, the WikiLeaks founder has made ...

The Road to a New Progressive Narrative, Part Two: The Right's Winning Non-Rational Propaganda

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

In Propaganda in a Democratic Society, Aldous Huxley differentiates two forms of propaganda: rational and non-rational propaganda.

"Obama's Wars": The Real Story Bob Woodward Won't Tell

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

For almost four decades, under cover of his supposedly "objective" reporting, Woodward has represented the viewpoints of the military and intelligence establishments. Often he has done so in the context of complex inside maneuvering.

War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

Bush Propaganda Program: Pentagon Officials Won't Confirm Its Termination

Raw Story | Brad Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The covert Bush administration program that used retired military analysts to generate favorable wartime news coverage may not have been terminated, R...

Pentagon Fights To Protect Secret Propaganda Budget

POLITICO | David Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Growing by leaps and bounds, the Pentagon's secretive Information Operations budget keeps tripping over some basic information -- like how much it cos...

Pentagon Caught, uh, Promoting Its Interests

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Dezenhall

As a rule, the more hated an organization, the more vigilant it has to be with the media because of the near certainty its message will be met with intense, and sometimes deserved, resistance.

GAO: Pentagon Didn't Break Propaganda Rule

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon did not violate a federal prohibition on propaganda by using retired military officers to tout the Bush administration...

Holy Crap: Donald Rumsfeld's Crusade Memos

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

They used to put Scripture like this on t-shirts in my Southern Baptist youth group, to get us kids pumped about spending the first week of summer, the first taste of freedom...quietly studying the Bible.

Pentagon Knowingly Exposed U.S. Soldiers To Toxic Waste: Leaked Memo

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon allegedly endangered U.S. soldiers by implementing and covering-up dangerously toxic waste-incineration practices at Balad Airbase in Ira...

Pentagon Boosts Spending On PR Efforts, Raises Propaganda Concerns

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing the money it spends to win what it calls "the human ter...

Pentagon Boosting Spending On PR: AP

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing the money it spends to win what it calls "the human ter...

A Troubled World Awaits President Obama

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Obama's honeymoon will be brief. He faces the extraordinary challenge of dealing with a nation that has plunged into bankruptcy and exported financial crises around the globe.

Congress Fights Pentagon Propaganda Machine That Sold Iraq War

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington, DC - Media Matters for America today applauds the inclusion of language in the 2009 Defense Authorization Bill responding to criticism of ...

Time to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

We have had a long tradition of coming together as a nation to memorialize our fallen heroes--the men and women whose lives were lost on the battlefie...

The Pentagon and the Banality of Evil

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

Not only did the Pentagon co-opt the press with "imbedded" journalists, but they censored and controlled the stories, making sure we did not see real images of the war and its cost.

The War Pundits: Sam Power, McJoan, Danner, Mitchell

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

By relying too heavily on government sources from one party, most pre-Iraq war coverage misstated the threat and drastically underplayed opposition to the war among experts, political elites, and the general public.

Jason Linkins

'Message Force Multiplier' Scandal: Networks Assailed For 'Deafening Silence'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Calderone and Avi Zenilman run down the ongoing effort to get network and cable news outlets to come clean on their use of "message force mult...

Sam Stein

Top Democrat: Investigate "Potentially Illegal" Military Propaganda Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Congress' leading progressive figures sent a harsh letter to the Department of Defense on Friday demanding an investigation into reports of an ...

Why Big Media is Mum about Its Propaganda Habit

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

The Bush administration's propaganda wouldn't have spread far if it weren't for its cozy relationship with media outlets like Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN.

Shameful Days: Why Won't The Media Pursue the Pentagon Propaganda Scandal?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

The near-complete blackout on the Pentagon propaganda story, self-imposed by the culpable news organizations, is a despicable abdication of their role as a constitutionally protected check on our government. Read More Probing a Political Paradox: Why the Discredited Right Still Sets the Agenda and Dominates the Debate How is it that the 28 percent of the population that continues to support George W. Bush no matter how many bodies pile up in Iraq, how many jobs disappear overseas, or how high gas prices get, continues to dominate our politics? Read More Watch Arianna On: Good Morning America, 20/20, Charlie Rose, Real Time, The Situation Room, AC 360, CNN's Election Center, and MobLogic TV

Jason Linkins

Times Let 'Pentagon Pipeline' Story Die On Its Front Page

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The aftermath of the story, for the Times, has been one of scant follow-up, lost scoops, and poor comparison when set alongside similar journalistic efforts.

Pentagon Suspends Military Media Analysts Program

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

AFP reports: The Pentagon has suspended a public affairs program that has come under fire for using retired military "media analysts" as surrogates t...

Military Propaganda Pushed Me Off TV

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

The major TV networks were not hoodwinked by a Pentagon propaganda scheme. No government agency forced MSNBC to repeatedly feature the hawkish generals unopposed.