Imperial Propaganda

The Cunning Realist commits an act of authentic journalism and exposes a propagandist.


Short background on Bergner: He became head spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq in early June. His official title? Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Effects. He was Michael Gordon’s only source for this New York Times piece on alleged Iranian ties to the Karbala raid in which five American troops were killed. His previous position: Special Assistant to President Bush.

Memo to the “real” press: That’s how it’s supposed to be done.