COI #171: How the Pentagon Influences Corporate Media

by | Oct 4, 2021

COI #171: How the Pentagon Influences Corporate Media

by | Oct 4, 2021

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On COI #171, Matthew Hoh returns to the show to discuss his experience with the mainstream media after becoming a whistleblower in the early Obama presidency. Hoh appeared in and on the most important US print and television outlets. However, because he was speaking out against the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon quickly worked to discredit Hoh. America’s top news outlets caved to Pentagon pressure without pushback and deprived Americans of Hoh’s important viewpoint. 

Matthew Hoh is a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy and a member of the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN). He is a 100 percent disabled Marine combat veteran, and in 2009, he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war.

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