Eric Boehlert

Pentagon Propaganda Machine

[audio:http://dissentradio.com/radio/08_05_13_boehlert.mp3]

Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America and author of Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush, discusses the Pentagon’s army of retired generals sent out to disseminate the war party’s propaganda, how the corporate media failed to promote alternative viewpoints to the invasion, the power and danger of “groupthink,” and John McCain’s free-ride from the media.

MP3 here. (24:58)

Eric Boehlert is senior fellow at Media Matters for America, a former senior writer for Salon and author of Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush.

2 thoughts on “Eric Boehlert”

  1. My uncle, a West Point grad and prisoner of war in Germany, polled his surviving class mates from the Academy in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. His results: not a single class mate was in favor of invading Iraq. There were plenty of experienced military men opposed to Bush’s war of choice.

  2. Unfortunately for us, the only former military people who speak up on anything have the IQ’s of houseplants.

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