Here is a story that should be getting a lot more play, but doesn't because it makes the major news outlets look bad. It explains how the Pentagon controlled many of those military analysts who appear on TV, getting them to give a Bush-friendly view of the war, while hiding the fact that they were carrying water for the administration.
I haven't followed the story that much. What really gets me is the almost complete silence about this program on TV. Not even Keith Olbermann wants to take it on. So much for that liberal media mantra. Check out Glenn Greenwald's report, that shows, in the Pentagon's own words, how it controlled the news, and did so illegally.
Greenwald quotes from a Pentagon memo, and the words are damming. These military officials knew exactly what they were doing. If this story does anything, it should convince the networks to fully disclose the ties their talking heads have to the subjects they are reporting on.