Corporate Media Covers Up Its Corruption

Journo wins Pulitzer prize for investigation that found the massive coordinated Pentagon program to feed retired military into the media as pundits, whom the media welcome to pimp the Iraq war, media don’t mention it, try to act surprised, Glenn Greenwald

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed 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.

By whom were these “ties to companies” undisclosed and for whom did these deeply conflicted retired generals pose as “analysts”?  ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox — the very companies that have simply suppressed the story from their viewers.


2 Responses to “Corporate Media Covers Up Its Corruption”

  1. Jotman Says:

    The wars these spokesmen have justified have served mainly to enrich the military industrial giants.

    It’s troubling that the news media will not expose these ties.

    Rather, the news media maintains a narrative that makes Americans feel insecure than they ought to be, and thereby secures support for new hardware, spy technology, etc.

    US news media’s central purpose seems to be to create the sense of reality in which these corporations prosper.

    • RickB Says:

      I think it is like any corporation they will hide their failures even if it means screwing their customers, although in truth the viewer is not the customer they are the product to be sold to the customer- advertisers. So Journo ethics barely get a look in. And I think is many ways the unexamined nationalism of the US creates this unreality that makes wars moral crusades that even the journos back.

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