Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pentagon Pundits - Blinded By The Right

Update: Here's your Sunday GOP/Military Industrial Media Complex ANBCBSNNX lineup for Sunday, in the "liberal" media:

The Sunday Show Line-Ups
By Eric Kleefeld - May 8, 2009, 2:54PM

Here are the line-ups for the Sunday talk shows this weekend:
• ABC, This Week: Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of CENTCOM; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
• CBS, Face The Nation: Former Vice President Dick Cheney.
• CNN, State Of The Union: Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of CENTCOM.
• Fox News Sunday: Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of CENTCOM; former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA).
• NBC, Meet The Press: Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan; Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan.

You'd think the Republicans were still in power! Wouldn't you? No Democrats! In the "liberal media"! Their excuse during the Bush years was that the Republicans controlled everything. Now the Democrats control everything, so what's their excuse? The fact is, the "liberal media" is a SHAM! Read David Brock below. You'll have to watch Free Speech TV, LINK-TV, and go on the internet to bypass the "liberal media"...and see something liberal!

Pentagon Pundits

You've been had by the NOT "liberal media" again! Like I've been telling you, the biggest scam of all time is that they got you to think the media is "liberal". It's the corporate/government media! How can they be independent, if they're in cahoots with the government when they pushed the Iraq War?

EXCLUSIVE...Pentagon Pundits: New York Times Reporter David Barstow Wins Pulitzer Prize for Exposing Military’s Pro-War Propaganda Media Campaign

AMY GOODMAN: We begin our show today with New York Times reporter David Barstow. He recently won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for exposing how dozens of retired generals working as radio and television analysts had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to military contractors that benefited from policies they defended.

Barstow uncovered Pentagon documents that repeatedly refer to the military analysts as “message force multipliers” or “surrogates” who could be counted on to deliver administration themes and messages to millions of Americans in the form of their own opinions.

The so-called analysts were given hundreds of classified Pentagon briefings, provided with Pentagon-approved talking points and given free trips to Iraq and other sites paid for by the Pentagon.

David Bartow wrote, quote, “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.”

The officials appeared on all the main cable news channels—Fox News, CNN and MSNBC—as well as the three nightly network news broadcasts.

The Pentagon program started during the build-up to the Iraq war.

April 20, 2008 - The NYTimes Article - Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand


Pentagon pursuing new investigation into Bush propaganda program

Senior official in Bush domestic propaganda program remains Obama’s Pentagon spokesman

Pentagon used psychological operation on US public, documents show

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


May 13, 2008 - The Corporate Media ANBCBSNNX In Bed/Embed With The Pentagon

Weapons of Mass Deception - how the media was EMBED (in bed) with the Pentagon to push the Iraq War.

David Brock was "Blinded By The Right":

David Brock, the reformed conservative noise-maker, on how the Right has sabotaged journalism, democracy, and truth.

As a young journalist in the 1990s, David Brock was a key cog the Republican noise machine. Writing for the American Spectator, a conservative magazine funded by billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, Brock gained fame for his attack pieces on Anita Hill and President Bill Clinton. Then, in 2002, Brock came clean. In his memoir, Blinded by the Right, Brock admitted that his work was based on lies and distortion, and part of a coordinated smear campaign funded by wealthy right wing groups to discredit Clinton and confuse the public.

Since then, Brock has continued to expose the conservative media onslaught. In his newest book, The Republican Noise Machine, Brock documents how right-wing groups pressure the media and spread misinformation to the public. It's easy to see how this is done.

Fringe conspiracies and stories will be kept alive by outlets like Rush Limbaugh, the Washington Times, and the Drudge Report, until they finally break into the mainstream media.

Media groups like Brent Bozell's Media Research Center have spent 30 years convincing the public that the media is, in fact, liberal. As Brock says, it's all a sham: "I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth."

The Republican Noise Machine

David Brock's

Something strange is happening in America--

Blinded by the RIGHT...wrapped up like a douchebag, a rumor in the night...

Yes, Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light". The BOSS goes on Big Dan's Big Blog, not one-hit-wonder Manfred Mann's Earth Band. request, I have to put up Manfred Mann's version of Blinded By The Light, and apologize for dissing Manfred Mann...

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