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Pentagon Suspends Briefings for Analysts

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posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 12:55 AM

Pentagon Suspends Briefings for Analysts

The Pentagon announced on Friday that it was suspending its briefings for retired military officers who often appear as military analysts on television and radio programs.

A spokesman for the Pentagon said the briefings and all other interactions with the military analysts had been suspended indefinitely pending an internal review.

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that since 2002 the Pentagon has cultivated several dozen military analysts in a campaign to generate favorable...
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posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 12:55 AM
(from the guardian link)

The US Senate armed services committee today asked the Pentagon to investigate its practice of courting military analysts on popular TV programmes in order to push positive spin on the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policy.

The promotion of falsely positive views to the TV analysts, most of them retired military officers, was first reported by the New York Times over the weekend.

I guess the gig is up, but its not like this won't stop the propaganda. Promoting "falsely positive views" is what any Government does best, especially the ones running the US Government. I'm kind of surprised they're suspending these interactions since it barely made the news.
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posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 01:33 AM
Bah, this is just lip service.

Look at it logically

'' we've found out 5yrs ago, you used military analysts to promote a public-convincing side of your 'wanted-war'..''

'' Ok, we agree its bad practice, we wont do it any more ''

Urrr, hello.... It doesnt mean jack being it was 5yrs ago, and we've already invaded and occupied....

It matters not what you do now, you already lied to us.. and casued this total mess on purpose.. dont pretend your doing a good deed now, its obvious your laughing at us in private.

posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 02:48 AM
I find your post might of worked in the other thread. I am here looking around and trying to figure out what I am doing here lol! You guys going to drag me around several posts on the same topic this morning or what?

It is much easier staying in one thread don't ya' think?

posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 02:52 AM

Originally posted by Agit8dChop

It matters not what you do now, you already lied to us..

Well, if they admitted it and resigned, i'd probably look at them from a whole new perspective.

Shame it ain't gonna happen - they just like their power too much.

posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 10:02 AM

“There is nothing inherently wrong with providing information to the public and the press,” Mr. Skelton added. “But there is a problem if the Pentagon is providing special access to retired officers and then basically using them as pawns to spout the administration’s talking points of the day.”

A third member of Congress, Representative Rosa L. DeLauro, Democrat of Connecticut, wrote to the heads of the five major television networks this week asking each to provide more information on procedures for vetting and hiring military analysts.

“When you put analysts on the air without fully disclosing their business interests, as well as relationships with high-level officials within the government, the public trust is betrayed,” Ms. DeLauro wrote.

nytimes article

It still matters to them, the Administration has to spin this war in a positive
light even though it is five years later. They have failed to do so, judging
by the declining public opinion of the war.

They ain't too hip on the whole "Art of War" in my opinion.

How are they going to spin the next war with Iran/Syria/Pakistan?
If their special analyst pawns aren't in play, will they just leave it
to the media knights to report? I'm just curious as to what new
scheme will be used to deceive the public, again.

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