U.S. Is thought to Pay to Plant Articles in Iraq Papers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 – en en Titled “The Sands Are Blowing Toward a Democratic Iraq,” articles written this week for book when you look at the press that is iraqi scornful of outsiders’ pessimism in regards to the country’s future.
“Western press and sometimes those self-styled ‘objective’ observers of Iraq in many cases are experts of the way we, the folks of Iraq, are proceeding along the course in determining what’s perfect for our country,” the article began. Quoting the Prophet Muhammad, it pleaded for nonviolence and unity.
But definately not being the heartfelt viewpoint of a writer that is iraqi as its language suggested, this article had been served by the usa army as an element of a multimillion-dollar covert campaign to grow paid propaganda into the Iraqi news media and spend friendly Iraqi journalists month-to-month stipends, army contractors and officials stated. (mais…)