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Pentagon media unit to push US message

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posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 10:50 AM


The US defence department is setting up a special unit aimed at influencing 24-hour news outlets and websites around the world to counter what it considers derogatory publicity, according to a memo.

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The Pentagon plans to focus more of its resources on so-called new media, such as the internet and web logs, or blogs under the scheme.

It would also include new workers to book civilian and military guests on television and radio shows.

In a memo obtained by The Associated Press, Dorrance Smith, assistant secretary of defence for public affairs, said news teams of people will "develop messages" for the 24-hour news cycle and "correct the record".

Rumsfeld has complained repeatedly that the press focuses too much on bad news coming out of Iraq.

During a trip to Nevada this year he said he was deeply troubled by the success of "terrorist groups" in "manipulating the media" to influence Westerners.

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Pentagon mounts public affairs ops to counter bad news, exploit "new media"

Oh, Poor Rummy!

He just can not sleep at night, while these "Terrorists Groups" are "Manipulatin the Media"!

So now the time has come for Propaganda Counter Attack - especially on the Internet.

Maybe Rummy just can't handle the increasing Criticizm against the War.

By the way, wasn't the Pentagon caught in their own FAKE NEWS olympics, planting fake news in worldwide media, to make the picture of Iraq make look a little better?

Now he turns against the Internet - the bloggers, web logs and forums.

So how do you think ATS board is classified by this new memo?

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posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 11:33 AM
add this to the u.s. govt paying to get 'its' news in the news and the GAO finding that the u.s. govt is making 'news reports' .( ....if you haven't heard of these you are not paying attention)

more efforts to coverup the actual repeat the lie enough untill it is easier to believe it than to deny it....just one more flush of the tiolet of freeDUMB

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 08:30 PM
No amount of PR can change the fact that the US government has gone out of its way to alienate any moderate supporters around the globe and on the home front its going to take many years to rebuild the US governments credibility . If the wrong leaders are elected the damage may be permanent.

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posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 08:36 PM
Its been obvious for a long time that the US is losing the Propaganda War, ive been expecting this for some time, cant blame them really. Wonder if theyll employ a legion of Bloggers ?

China does the same, thousands are employed doing things like tracing posts of dissedent residents etc.

posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 09:43 AM

Originally posted by NumberCruncher
Its been obvious for a long time that the US is losing the Propaganda War, ive been expecting this for some time, cant blame them really. Wonder if theyll employ a legion of Bloggers ?

So you think the US are loosing the Propaganda War?

What does that mean?

What kind of News do you want to hear?

That Iraq is FANTASTIC?

That Afganistan is UNDER CONTROL?

That War on Terrorism is WORKING?

Actually, do you want to hear Lies?

Because the Real Picture sure does not show that.

But very well - if Rummy and his friends want to convince Americans that they are doing an Aweseom job in the Middle East, I say, go for it! There are still a few Billion People out of reach of Pentagon, that will get un-refined versions of News from there.

Like this News - which I guess Rummy would not allow to be published:

Military Charts Movement of Conflict in Iraq Toward Chaos

A classified briefing prepared two weeks ago by the United States Central Command portrays Iraq as edging toward chaos, in a chart that the military is using as a barometer of civil conflict.

A one-page slide shown at the Oct. 18 briefing provides a rare glimpse into how the military command that oversees the war is trying to track its trajectory, particularly in terms of sectarian fighting.

The slide includes a color-coded bar chart that is used to illustrate an “Index of Civil Conflict.” It shows a sharp escalation in sectarian violence since the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra in February, and tracks a further worsening this month despite a concerted American push to tamp down the violence in Baghdad.

Iraqi turned into CHAOS?


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