Saturday, May 10, 2008
General Confusion: Lying our way into war
Remember all those talking heads on the news? There were Generals and Colonels telling us how the President's plan was a good idea and was working. Alas, they weren't necessarily telling the truth or had just come from a koolaid drinking session.
Most of these guys worked for defense contractors and were threatened, cajoled, bribed or fooled into being media-force-multipliers. Foot soldiers in the Bush-Cheney Propaganda army, they misrepresented the facts and helped skew public opinion. Big media either knew or was just incompetent (either is plausible) and we got lied to.
Read the Story at the New York Times Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand
See the movie (ok, it is on a more broad topic)