I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Who Pays the Pro-War Pundits? Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Backing Military Action:
New report finds many talking heads who have been fanning the flames of war in the news media have ties to Pentagon contractors. Reporting for The Nation, Lee Fang details how television analysts including retired generals Jack Keane and Anthony Zinni and former Department of Homeland Security official Frances Townsend have appeared on television recently, but their ties to military contractors were not disclosed. Fang writes many of these commentators “have skin in the game as paid directors and advisers to some of the largest military contractors in the world.” Keane, for example, is a special adviser to Academi, the contractor formerly known as Blackwater, and a board member to military manufacturer General Dynamics. He is also a “venture partner” to SCP Partners, an investment firm that works with defense contractors.
My Commentary: Another heaping helping of tax-sponsored war propaganda, anyone?
Obama’s Bush is showing, yet again!!!
Bush Era Message Machine – Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand (April 2008 article):
When will Americans finally understand the threat of the military-industrial-complex? Even former-president Eisenhower warned all about this in his farewell address to the nation!