Monday, July 05, 2010

Managed News: Inside the US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire

by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff, Dissident Voice, July 4th, 2010

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

–– Charles Dickens

We face what appears to be a military industrial media empire so powerful and complex that truth is mostly absent or reported in disconnected segments with little historical context. A case in point: the London Times reported on June 5, 2010, that American troops are now operating in 75 countries. Has President Obama secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US Special Forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world? If so, this increase is far in excess of special-forces operations under the Bush administration and reflects how aggressively Obama is pursuing al-Qaeda behind his public rhetoric of global engagement and diplomacy. Somehow this information didn’t make it into the US media.

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