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PBS breaks ‘media blackout’ of NYT story on Pentagon propaganda.

By Amanda Terkel on April 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm

"PBS breaks ‘media blackout’ of NYT story on Pentagon propaganda."

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On Sunday, The New York Times published an explosive report exposing the Pentagon’s secret campaign to use analysts in order to “generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance.” Since that time, TV news organizations have largely been silent on their role in the propaganda. Ari Melber notes that last night, PBS’s Newshour finally broke this blackout, but couldn’t convince the other networks to participate:

JUDY WOODRUFF: And for the record, we invited Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC to participate, but they declined our offer or did not respond.

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Update

Media Matters notes that even after The New York Times report, Fox News continues to use one of the Pentagon’s analysts.


Update

,Yesterday. Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) spoke on the House floor about the scandal.

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