Gen. Petraeus' Spokesman Attacks Glenn Greenwald

This is insane. Whenever you confront authoritarian, conservative hacks---they always lash out because they can't stand anyone questioning their "authority!" The military and the Bush administration have been using the right wing blogs and their radio/TV pundits to funnel their propaganda for a long time now and the TNR saga is just another example of it. Check out this exchange between Public Affairs Officer Col. Boylan and Glenn Greenwald.

The subject line of the email -- which I am publishing in full, unedited form here -- is "The growing link between the U.S. military and right-wing media and blogs," which is the title of the post I wrote earlier this week regarding the politicization of the Army in Iraq, as evidenced by its constant coordination with, and leaking to, the likes of Matt Drudge, The Weekly Standard, and the most extremist right-wing blogs -- in the TNR/Beauchamp case and also more generally....read on

The military leadership in this instance is acting very---biased---as Cole points out.

Compare the almost matter-of-fact responses that right-wing PR bots like the Confederate Yankee get, and the taunting and juvenile tone Boylan uses when addressing Greenwald...

I've been writing a lot about the propaganda the military has been using to try unsuccessfully to promote the Iraq war to the American people. We need to thank Dan Froomkin bunches for his fine work also...And then there's the fine documentary called: "War Made Easy," that spells it out for us too....


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