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Media wtf. [Apr. 25th, 2009|12:06 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
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Here is an article on Salon.com which describes a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles in the New York Times talking about how "some 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 companies that benefited from policies they defended".

You'd think that something like this would be all over the major TV news channels, right? Well, no. In fact, they're supressing it. Here is an article from Media Matters which talks about an NBC segment which completely ignores these articles when discussing the Pulitzer Price winners for this year.

There's something going on here, and I don't like it.

The original articles are:
Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon's Hidden Hand
One Man's Military-Industrial-Media Complex

These are New York Times articles, so registration is requied (although if you use BugMeNot, you can bypass that...).