Pentagon vs. the press

part one gazillion.... I'd wager that George W the first (Washington) might have disagreed with the New Hampshire Gazette's coverage of the crossing of the Delaware, but he saved his cash.

Pentagon vs. the press | Chicago Tribune : The Pentagon is taking bids for a two-year, $20 million contract to read newspapers and watch TV news and rate the daily coverage of the war in Iraq. The “tone,” “key themes” and “messages” of coverage in the U.S. and the Arab world are to be evaluated as positive, negative or neutral.

Pentagon brass are understandably frustrated that the media do not always report the war's daily events in positive terms. “They want [war news] to be received by audiences as it is transmitted” by the military, as one public relations expert explained to the Washington Post, “but they don't like how it turns out.”

Sorry, but sometimes the truth hurts. Anyway, add to the file.

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