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03/27/2003 Archived Entry: "Bush policy: Journalists are government PR vehicles"


The eruption of war in Iraq last week set in motion a massive global PR network, cultivated by the Bush administration during the months-long buildup of forces.

The network is intended not only to disseminate, but also to dominate news of the conflict around the world. ...

In a dramatic shift from past conflicts, administration officials have made it clear they'll rely on independent journalists, "embedded" by the Pentagon with military units, to act as one of their most reliable PR vehicles.

Yep, the wits who've said the media is not just "embedded" but "in bed with" have a point. This from PR Week, the folks who oughta know.

Posted by Claire @ 08:43 AM CST

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