Monday, April 21, 2008

The Pentagon's hidden hand- managed media

an informative read, on how the media is managed through the presentation of the "right" people.


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

The effort, which began with the buildup to the Iraq war and continues to this day, has sought to exploit ideological and military allegiances, and also a powerful financial dynamic: Most of the analysts have ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies they are asked to assess on air.




4 comments:

  1. Hi Penny,

    Have you seen Militainment?
    http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-2373519247173568764

    Great (kinda el-cheapo) little doc on the marriage between the media, Hollywood and the Pentagon.

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  2. Oh yeah. I forgot that the comment window blocks off long URLs.

    HERE is the Google Video of Militainment Inc.

    HERE's a torrent for that flick, if you're into torrents.

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  3. I haven't seen that documentary, but I will defintely be checking it out.
    ty

    I remember a while back there was a book, on that subject???
    Name escapes me at this time??
    dam!

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  4. This just shows how easily we sheep are led by our masters through their use of media propaganda. They have developed these techniques to a level that would make even Josef Goebbels blush:

    "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people
    from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
    Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister

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