Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pentagon Feeds "Analysts" Talking Points

In the quest to fill up the 24 hour news cycle, networks often turn to analysts. These talking heads fill time by pontificating on the topic at hand while allegedly giving viewers more insight into the events of the day.

In the case of military analysts I have long suspected a bias toward the “military talking points” and now there is proof. Seems the Pentagon regularly seduces these analysts with special briefings and access to classified information in order to generate favorable stories.

The New York Times details the arrangement.

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