Pentagon’s Propaganda Documents Go Online, But Will the TV Networks Ever Report This Scandal?

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By John Stauber
After Downing Street
Center for Media and Democracy
May 6, 2008

Eight thousand pages of documents relative to the Pentagon’s illegal propaganda campaign, known as the Pentagon military analyst program, are now online for the world to see. These include the documents pried out of the Pentagon by David Barstow and used as the basis for his stunning investigation that appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2008.

The Pentagon program, which clearly violated US law against covert government propaganda, embedded more than 75 retired military officers — most of them with financial ties to war contractors — into the TV networks as “message surrogates” for the Bush Administration. To date every major commercial TV network has failed to report this story, covering up their complicity and keeping the existence of this scandal from their audiences.

Here is the official Pentagon website with the 8,000 pages of documents, the most interesting and revealing of them previously secret and only available to the Pentagon and the New York Times:


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