Pentagon mounts media offensive

  1. the pentagon has set up a new unit to focus on promoting its message across 24-hour rolling news outlets, and particularly on the internet. the us defence department said it would expand its public relations work to fight "inaccurate" news stories.
    defence secretary donald rumsfeld has said media manipulation by enemies of the us is the only thing keeping him awake at night.
    domestic support for the war in iraq has fallen as us mid-term polls near.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6100906.stm



    propaganda or balancing the facts? :trout:
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Blaming the Generals?

    Rep. John Boehner, the second-ranking Republican in the House, said, also on CNN: "Let’s not blame what’s happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld. But the fact is, the generals on the ground are in charge, and he works closely with them and the president."

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ea..._id=1003347326
  4. by   VeryPlainJane
    Quote from spacenurse
    Blaming the Generals?

    Rep. John Boehner, the second-ranking Republican in the House, said, also on CNN: "Let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld. But the fact is, the generals on the ground are in charge, and he works closely with them and the president."

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ea..._id=1003347326
    If bush listened to the Generals in the first place we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now!

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