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Archive for the Month of March, 2005.
Viewing Media NEWS articles 1 through 10 of 10.

March 5, 2005

Pentagon to broadcast to millions of U.S. homes - The U.S. military is to beam its own news coverage to millions of Americans.

March 9, 2005

Homeland Security guides the stars - Following the Pentagon, CIA, FBI and other government agencies, the Department of Homeland Security has hired a Hollywood liaison to work with moviemakers and script writers. Are movies with scripts written with Pentagon, CIA, and FBI input called propaganda?

March 12, 2005

News or Public Relations? For Bush It's a Blur - "Thank you, Bush. Thank you, U.S.A.," a jubilant Iraqi-American told a camera crew in Kansas City for a segment about reaction to the fall of Baghdad. A second report told of "another success" in the Bush administration's "drive to strengthen aviation security"; the reporter called it "one of the most remarkable campaigns in aviation history." A third segment, broadcast in January, described the administration's determination to open markets for American farmers. To a viewer, each report looked like any other 90-second segment on the local news. In fact, the federal government produced all three.

March 15, 2005

Pentagon Sued for Records on Propaganda, Psy-Ops and Perception Management Targetting U.S. Civilians - Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit in seeking records from the Department of Defense concerning Pentagon funded programs engaged in "strategic influence, perception management, strategic information warfare and/or strategic psychological operations" through media consultants, "think tanks," foreign expatriate political organizations and Internet sites.

Fake News Gets White House OK - Press Secretary Scott McClellan officially confirmed that the White House is blowing off the Government Accountability Office's finding that prepackaged administration video news releases constitute illegal covert propaganda.

March 16, 2005

Administration Rejects Ruling On PR Videos - The Bush administration, rejecting the Government Accountability Office statement that government tapes are illegal propaganda, said last week that it is legal for federal agencies to feed TV stations prepackaged news stories that do not disclose the government's role in producing them

March 18, 2005

Military interference in American film production - A Book Review of Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon shapes and censors the movies by David L. Robb

March 23, 2005

Report: BBC could lose independence - The UK government is contemplating breaking up the BBC and stripping the broadcaster of its independent status, a British newspaper has reported.

March 26, 2005

TV reporter earned money from state - At the same time one of Florida's most visible television reporters brought the news to viewers around the state, he earned hundreds of thousands of dollars on the side from the government agencies he covered.

March 31, 2005

Severe Earthquake in Indonesia had no effect on the Schiavo Case - A severe earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale which struck Indonesia on Tuesday, which has so far resulted in a death toll topping 1,000, had "little or no effect" on the Terri Schiavo case, the 24-hour news networks confirmed today.


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