US Army reports

Following up on a previous post I guess there’s yet another thing to be mentioned in subjects like free vs. paid media. According with an Associated Press report mentioned at editorweblog.org it seems that some news websites, Southeast European Times and in North Africa are basically sponsored by the US Army and they are designed to counter what the Pentagon considers misinformation circulating in the international news media. Well it’s a free media world, as such I totally agree with such tactics, but meanwhile I have to be circumspect related with the whole news content published on that site. The article mentioned before, US Army: controversial payments to reporters overseas, has pretty much the same conclusion: The Pentagon’s use of the web sites has raised questions about blurring the lines between legitimate news and what some may consider government propaganda.

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