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22 April 2008

Pentagon’s Pundits: A Look at the Defense Department’s Propaganda Program

DN! has a well-deserved field day with this issue (more here). An excellent segment: this is why Democracy Now! is so necessary.

Meanwhile, DN! reports that CNN has snapped into action after the Times' article:

CNN Hires Ex-White House Press Secretary Tony Snow

In other media news, CNN has hired former White House spokesperson Tony Snow to serve as a news commentator. Snow worked as President Bush’s chief spokesperson up until September. Prior to his stint as White House press secretary, Snow worked at Fox News. Snow is the second top former Bush administration official to land a prominent television gig. Former White House Senior Adviser Karl Rove has been appearing on Fox News as a commentator since February.

Mmmmmm...yes. Hire a serial liar to "commentate." What a disgusting -- and revealing -- act. Kind of like the Times hiring William Kristol.

3 comments:

  1. Hi everyone – we are trying to give people a way to take action on this issue. An administration secretly forcing favorable views via the press is not a partisan issue. This is a violation of every conceivable standard of journalism -- and possibly of federal law.

    It's time the truth about the selling of this war came out. You can help make this happen. Take Action here: http://tinyurl.com/3ra7e3. Signing this letter does work. If we can get 50,000 people to join this call to Congress, they will likely take action to stop government propaganda. The public has help stop fake news in the past. (http://www.freepress.net/fakenews)

    You can watch this video for more information, and evidence of this issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQP7ASBdwdo.

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  2. Right on, maryann. I signed it already, but everyone -- and I mean, everyone, regardless of ideology (unless you're a fascist, of course) -- should sign it!

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  3. To make it easier, I'll make the links in maryann's post clickable:

    Petition

    Free Press: Fake News

    The video

    Dug

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