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Archive for the Month of March, 2005.
Viewing Media NEWS articles 1 through 10 of 10.
- The U.S. military is to beam its own news coverage to millions of Americans.
- 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?
- "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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- A Book Review of Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon shapes and censors the movies by David L. Robb
- The UK government is contemplating breaking up the BBC and stripping the broadcaster of its independent status, a British newspaper has reported.
- 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.
- 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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