Friday, May 2, 2008

Big media lets us down again

Why Big Media Is Mum About Its Propaganda Habit
Big surprise - the American people are taking it upon themselves to stop pro-war propaganda in the news, and the corporate media aren't reporting on it.
Timothy Karr and Megan Tady, Huffington Post

White House Blacklist Breakthrough: Online Media Team Up for Free Press Victory
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino finally called on a blogger who she had blacklisted, but cut the press conference short when he asked about the Pentagon pundit scandal.
Eric Brewer, Raw Story

Shameful Days: Why Won't the Media Pursue the Pentagon Propaganda Scandal?
It only stands to reason that a story as explosive as the Pentagon military analyst payola story would quickly become the subject of extensive follow-ups by TV and print journalists, and endless debate on the political talk shows, right? Wrong.
Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

Putting the Pentagon Pundits on Pause
The Pentagon pundit controversy has become a scandal for the Defense Department, prompting officials to scrap the program for now. But the controversy would likely have been far more significant were it not for a near-media blackout.
Carpetbagger Report

TV Networks Remain Mum on NYT Pentagon-Media Propaganda Story -- Critics Keep Firing
The New York Times about retired military officers with ties to defense contractors being used a TV commentators has sparked a serious backlash among many journalists -- but the TV networks remain silent.
Joe Strupp, Editor & Publisher

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