Mainstream media engaged in running gun-battle with U.S. Forces
Has there ever been a time in American history that the Department of Defense (or its predecessor, the War Department) was forced to mount "information operations" against the mainstream media?
Not until recently, that much is certain.
Over the course of the last five weeks, the DOD has been forced to respond to a variety of fabrications and exaggerations excreted by MSM outlets. And I'm sure you can guess the worst offender. No, it's not the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. It's the New York Times: the Pravda to the DNC's Politburo; and a veritable cornucopia of terrorist talking-points.
Over the last several weeks, the DOD has been forced into a running scribe-battle with the Times, including (but not limited to) the following articles:
• 11-21-06 – The Best Led, Trained, and Equipped Army
• 11-09-06 – The Real Record on Transformation
• 10-27-06 – The New York Times on "Real Terrorists"
• 10-24-06 – New York Times Involved in Mythmaking
Maybe the DOD could execute a "phased redeployment" of its For the Record authors so we could devote more resources to fighting the war on terror.
I strongly encourage all bloggers to link to the DOD's For the Record anti-disinformation website, designed exclusively to defeat the
Piping-hot good readin', just like Mama used to make:
Anchoress: Iraq Bloggers "premature," press "focused"
Captain's Quarters: We love you, Alcee - especially when you leave
Hugh Hewitt: Mark Steyn's Passing Parade
OTB: Iraq in chaos - not civil war
Rick Moran: Iraq: Scorched Earth Alternative
STACLU: Judge Strikes President’s Authority To Designate Terrorist Groups
Wizbang: Pelosi Drops Hastings And Harmon