Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Military Analysts Mask Pentagon's Control Of News About Iraq and Afghanistan

It was them saying, ‘We need to stick our hands up your back and move your mouth for you.’

-Robert S. Bevelacqua, a retired Green Beret and former Fox News analyst

He was talking about the Pentagon's control of news analysts regarding Iraq and Afghanistan. This Times report illustrates how the US military establishment in controlling the press' images of its wars have become increasingly sophisticated as well as tied to the military-industrial complex.

In David Barstow, "Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand," New York Times, April 20, 2008.

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