NBC's Brian Williams Defends Pentagon Propaganda

Pentagon pundit Ken Allard on MSNBCAuthor Glenn Greenwald notes, "It has now been more than ten days since the New York Times exposed the Pentagon's domestic propaganda program involving retired generals and, still, not a single major news network has even mentioned the story to their viewers, let alone responded to the numerous questions surrounding their own behavior." Greenwald helped prod NBC's Brian Williams into at least blogging about this issue, but "the essence of Williams' response [is] he did absolutely nothing wrong. Nor did any of the military analysts used by NBC News. Nor did his network. ... Just consider what is going on here. The core credibility of war reporting by Brian Williams and NBC News has been severely undermined by a major NYT expose. That story involves likely illegal behavior by the Pentagon, in which NBC News appears to have been complicit, resulting in the deceitful presentation of highly biased and conflicted individuals as 'independent' news analysts. Yet they refuse to tell their viewers about any of this, and refuse to address any of the questions that have been raised."