September 13, 2014


A look at some of the pundits you see on TV recommending military action. They don't care about beheadings or even where we attack--IF we attack anyone anywhere, they get paid. Sadly, there's not much money in peace.

"But what you won’t learn from media coverage of ISIS is that many of these former Pentagon officials have skin in the game as paid directors and advisers to some of the largest military contractors in the world. Ramping up America’s military presence in Iraq and directly entering the war in Syria, along with greater military spending more broadly, is a debatable solution to a complex political and sectarian conflict. But those goals do unquestionably benefit one player in this saga: America’s defense industry."

And our media should be ashamed for giving air time to "experts" who are looking for ways to line their own pockets by going on the air and misrepresenting the facts, on what is supposed to be news.

“Mainstream news outlets have a polite practice of identifying former generals and former congressmembers as simply ‘formers’—neglecting to inform the public of what these individuals are doing now, which is often quite pertinent information, like that they are corporate lobbyists or board members,” says Jeff Cohen, an associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College.