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Clear so far? Good.
Independent – The US propaganda machine: Oh, what a lovely war: A week after the US Defence Secretary criticised the media for ” exaggerating” reports of violence in Iraq, The Independent has obtained examples of newspaper reports the Bush administration want Iraqis to read. They were prepared by specially trained American “psy-ops” troops who paid thousands of dollars to Iraqi newspaper editors to run these unattributed reports in their publications. In order to hide its involvement, the Pentagon hired the Lincoln Group to act as a liaison between troops and journalists. The Lincoln Group was at the centre of controversy last year when it was revealed the company was being paid more than $100m for various contracts, including the planting of such stories… Criticising the media last week, Mr Rumsfeld said: “Much of the reporting in the US and abroad has exaggerated the situation… Interestingly, all of the exaggerations seem to be on one side…. The steady stream of errors all seem to be of a nature to inflame the situation and to give heart to the terrorists.”
WebProNews – Bush Recommends Blogs: “Our major media don’t want to portray the good,” said a woman in the audience. “If the American people could see it, there would never be another negative word about this conflict.” … “One of the things that we have to value is that we do have a media,” answered the President. “There’s blogs, there’s Internet, there’s all kinds of way to communicate which is literally changing the way people get their information. So if you’re concerned I would suggest that you reach out to some of the groups that are supporting the troops, that got Internet sites and just keep the word moving.”
Short version: It’s the evil leftist media that is lying to you, not the Bush administration. The evil leftists wish us to fail in Iraq. The evil leftists wish the terrorists to succeed. The Bush administration has such poor control over the media that they need you to help them show the people the truth! Or the terrorists will win!