The Pulitzer Prize-winning story you won't see on TV

From Glen Greenwald's 9/ 21/09 column in

The description by the Pulitzer Committee of the award presented for investigative journalism:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

You can read the Pulitzer Committee's award statement here which ALSO provides links to the New York Times articles that were the reason for the award.

Greenwald's excellent commentary provides updates and in-depth information about the disappearance of the Pulitzer story from all the TV networks that offer what they call "news" (and that includes those oriented right, left and sideways):

...By whom were these "ties to companies" undisclosed and for whom did these deeply conflicted retired generals pose as "analysts"? ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox -- the very companies that have simply suppressed the story from their viewers....

Oh -- We've all seen General Barry McCaffrey pontificating -- you know, McCaffrey, who supervised the same government media manipulation as Drug Czar from 1996 to 2001 -- according to the prize-winning series as well as the congressional investigation, he was the worst of the lot.

You can check it out in McCaffrey's Wikipedia entry.

That entry also mentions allegations of McCaffrey's involvement with war crimes during the Iraq war, but he denies it (oh what a surprise) and he also got Saint Colin the Truth-Teller to support him -- you know, GENERAL Colin Powell who held up a vial of talcum powder at the UN and called it anthrax, and who -- as MAJOR Powell, was assigned to investigate allegations of a Charlie Company massacre of civilians at My Lai, investigated and -- MIRABLE DICTU!! -- found no basis to the accusation of the crimes, delaying exposure of the My Lai Massacre for nearly a year. Surely no one can doubt HIS word.


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