This is the story about the U.S. army contacting several Pro-War U.S. bloggers and offering them “exclusive content” to post on their blogs for propaganda purposes. This of course would not be the first time something like this has happened.
It has been reported by the Washington Post as well as posted on several of the bloggers who were contacted by the public relations firm handling this.
In one case the email goes something like this:
Hi, Lioness. IÃ¢??m writing from a PR firm on behalf of the U.S. Army. WeÃ¢??re contacting a few bloggers to test a new outlet for public information. The Army believes that military blogs are a valuable medium for reaching out to soldiers. To that end, the Army plans to offer you and selected bloggers exclusive editorial content on a few issues youÃ¢??re likely to be interested in. If you do decide you are interested in receiving this material, whether you choose to write about what we send you is, of course, entirely up to you.
Like I said, weÃ¢??re only contacting a handful of bloggers at this time. If you are interested, please let me know, and weÃ¢??ll send you further information as it becomes available. Either way, thanks for your time.
Now I know why there’s never any “good news” coming out of Iraq.
It’s a media conspiracy to report only the bad news.