Saturday, August 25, 2007

A New War Campaign Room

According to recent memos on TPM, the Pentagon will soon create a special room for doling out information on Iraq to the public, as 24-hour daily "Iraq Communication Desk", as they're calling it.

"The Pentagon dismissed suggestions that the communications desk will be a message machine or a propaganda tool, and instead said it is being set up to gather and distribute information from eight time zones away in a more efficient and timely manner."

That said, this is not the first domestic propaganda wing set up by this administration's Pentagon. And Bill Clinton's "Rapid Response" committee in '92, to answer reporter's questions before the President had to, was hardly any different. As the war become less "winnable" in Iraq, the White House is moving to set up a rapid response Communication Desk to answer all the inquisitive reporters' questions about progress in Iraq.

1 comment:

Ortho said...

At the beginning of the war, most of the "embedded" media were nothing more than hack propagandists. Now, over four years later, the Pentagon is finally losing control of its media minions.