Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Pentagon PR war

Because if you can't make the occupations work in reality, maybe you can make them work in virtual reality. Just read this on Kos:
Pentagon memo reveals launch of new PR war

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is buttressing its public relations staff and starting an operation akin to a political campaign war room as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld faces intensifying criticism over the Iraq war.

In a memo obtained by the Associated Press, Dorrance Smith, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, said new teams of people will "develop messages" for the 24-hour news cycle and "correct the record."

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The plan would focus more resources on so-called new media, such as the Internet and Weblogs.

Emphasis added. Does this mean we're going to have more drive-by Pentagon propaganda here on Internal Monologue? I hope it's better than their previous pathetic attempt.

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