Media Manipulation

Now critics of the war are shocked, shocked, I tell you, that the Pentagon has paid for positive stories in the Iraqi press. They apparently have forgotten that we are still at war, and that Iraq will not have a genuinely free press unless and until we prevail.

What I’m wondering is whether anyone at the Defense Department has thought about a similar plan with the American press. On second thought, never mind. With all the incessant body counting going on, the U.S. military couldn’t even buy a positive story from the American mainstream media.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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