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NYT: Pentagon Primed TV Military Experts

The Bush administration’s skill in working the media to promote its interests is not a new story, but The New York Times has just uncovered a new twist: According to the paper, administration insiders courted a troop of retired military men to serve as trained PR agents for the White House on major broadcast outlets. 

Posted on Apr 19, 2008 READ MORE


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Marie Cocco: The Pretense About Jobs

When it pays better to be old and retired than young and working, we can no longer indulge Bush’s fantasy that the economy is on the right track.

Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE

Exxon's ex-chairman Lee R. Raymond

Exxon Paid Its Ex-Chairman $686 million

As gas prices soar across the nation, Exxon’s board paid its recently-retired chairman, Lee R. Raymond, over $686 million since 1993—with $400 million of that coming in his final year with the company.
A compensation payout like that got N.Y. Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso sued.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE

General Planning

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 ENLARGE

Generals v. Rumsfeld

Sixth General Calls for Rumseld’s Ouster

Read the New York Times’ take on the growing list. But check out CNN’s “Five reasons why Rumsfeld won’t leave easily.” Also, Bush is standing firmly with his war architect.
Update: Rep. Harold Ford calls for Rumsfeld’s resignation.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE

Army troops from Fort Riley, Kan., listen to President Bush deliver a speech about the war on terror
Charlie Riedel / AP

Army Stretched to the Breaking Point, Study Finds

Whoa, whoa, whoa, dock those Swift Boats! It’s not a liberal Democratic senator making the charge. It’s a retired Army officer working for the Pentagon. | story

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE

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