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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-17-06 06:06 AM
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Rumsfeld's fake news flop in Iraq
Last December, The Los Angeles Times reported that the Pentagon secretly paid Iraqi newspapers to run articles supporting the U.S.-led occupation in Iraq.

The Times said the articles in question were written by U.S. soldiers, and translated into Arabic by a defence contractor which helps get them published in Iraqi newspapers.

The paper moreover stated at that time that those articles were later presented as unbiased accounts by independent journalists, rather than stemming from the U.S. military.

They only offer one side of events and hid information that could be seen as tarnishing to the U.S. military or the puppet Iraqi government.
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