Monday, October 6, 2014

Lee Fang: How the Media Bankrolls Pro-war Pundits

Lee Fang, investigative reporter for The Nation, recently wrote an article, "Who's Paying The Pro-War Pundits?" Fang discussed his thesis with Thom Hartmann, pointing out that many of those who are calling for a military escalation against ISIS, including deploying thousands of American troops, are actually "highly paid board members, advisers or employees of defense contractors that would benefit from many of the policies that these individuals are pushing." The media refuses to disclose this conflict of interest, merely stating that they are "former generals" or "think tank heads." Watch:

(h/t: Best of the Left Podcast)

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