Friday, May 9, 2008

Documents: Pentagon Embedded "Surrogates" at TV Networks

The Pentagon has released 8,000 pages on its secretive "military analyst" program, which successfully embedded at least 75 retired military officers - most of them with links to war contractors - at TV networks as "surrogates" for the Bush administration. The New York Times published this investigation of the controversial program, and John Stauber of PR Watch has also written about it here. He notes that the three major networks have yet to publish a single story reporting the snafu. The original DoD documents can be viewed here, although - ahem, surprise, surprise - they aren't posted in easily searchable format.

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