"Hi, Lioness. I’m writing from a PR firm on behalf of the U.S. Army. We’re contacting a few bloggers to test a new outlet for public information. The Army believes that military blogs are a valuable medium for reaching out to soldiers. To that end, the Army plans to offer you and selected bloggers exclusive editorial content on a few issues you’re likely to be interested in. If you do decide you are interested in receiving this material, whether you choose to write about what we send you is, of course, entirely up to you.Like I said, we’re only contacting a handful of bloggers at this time. If you are interested, please let me know, and we’ll send you further information as it becomes available. Either way, thanks for your time."I'm Being Recruited by the Army?!
January 8, 2006
".... The Washington Post's national security columnist reported the shameful news
The goal of the Army's propaganda is to obscure the horrible truth of the Iraq occupation, the propaganda company
admitted in an e-mail to unquestioning supporters of the endless war.
No longer able to control the usually corrupt Washington press corps, the Bush administration has been repeatedly caught
creating fake newscasts and fake news agencies
while bribing "independent" journalists to repeat the government's lies. And each month brings new evidence that dozens of "real" journalists and TV news personalities
are involved in a massive cover-up scheme to protect themselves as they protect criminal figures such as "Scooter" Libby and Dick Cheney.
With the U.S. public overwhelmingly against the government's wars abroad and against Americans at home, mainstream news outlets have slowly begun to report the truth.New propaganda efforts such as the Army's blogging scheme are the latest attempts to dilute actual reporting on the scandals and failures of the federal government. With so many Americans now seeing blogs mixed in with online news, the Pentagon hopes to confuse citizens."I want you for U.S. blogging
January 10, 2006See !
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