Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Corporate Media ANBCBSNNX In Bed/Embed With The Pentagon

Pentagon/military industrial complex in charge of corporate media.

HuffPo: Pentagon "Media Analysts" Appeared On Major Networks Or Were Quoted More Than 4,500

HuffPo: Pentagon Suspends Military Media Analysts Program

Summary: A New York Times article detailed the connection between numerous media military analysts and the Pentagon and defense industries, reporting that "the Bush administration has used its control over access and information in an effort to transform" media military analysts "into a kind of media Trojan horse -- an instrument intended to shape terrorism coverage from inside the major TV and radio networks." A Media Matters review found that since January 1, 2002, the analysts named in the Times article -- many identified as having ties to the defense industry -- collectively appeared or were quoted as experts more than 4,500 times on ABC, ABC News Now, CBS, CBS Radio Network, NBC, CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and NPR.

MMA: Military analysts named in Times exposé appeared or were quoted more than 4,500 times on broadcast nets, cables, NPR

MMA EXCEL spreadsheet documenting 4,500 appearances.

Media largely silent while Congress calls for accountability

Sen. Russ Feingold

Sen. John Kerry

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Sen. Hillary Clinton

Sen. Carl Levin, Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee

Rep. John Dingell and Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Rep. Peter DeFazio

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Rep. Ike Skelton, Chairman of House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Paul Hodes

Rep. Jim Moran

MMA:Four-Star Elephant in the (News)room

MMA: Flashback: Media Matters had documented conservative misinformation from military analysts with hidden ties to Pentagon

Think Progress: How The Pentagon Propaganda Machine Worked: ‘are you telling me to tell a lie???? surely not! ;)’

NYTimes: Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

The CarpetBagger: Pentagon Pundit propaganda produces political peril

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