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NYT Pentagon Correspondent: Government-Media
‘Dysfunctional Marriage’ Is Necessary ‘For the Kids’

Newsbusters, by Tom Blumer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/13/2014 10:16:11 PM

Well, this explains a lot. A Justin Lynch column ("Wartime Press") originally posted at the Weekly Wonk and republished at Time.com with a more foreboding title ("Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State") really ends up being an attempted justification by those Lynch quoted for having a close alliance between the government and "journalists" with "professional standards." Thom Shanker, the Pentagon correspondent for the New York Times, gets the award for the most Orwellian quote in the litter, which will come after the jump. Its prelude is his belief that "The government really needs to get its message out to the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: EQKimball, 7/13/2014 11:26:43 PM     (No. 9923125)

Well, of course, and being intellectually honest, they took exactly the same position during the Bush Administration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/14/2014 1:03:07 AM     (No. 9923173)

The Teachers Union should sue the Pentagon for stealing their motto of "It´s for the Kids".

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