Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Be All That You Can Be (but no pressure)

Wired "reports" that the US Military considered hiring bloggers in order to help shape pubic opinion about the (entirely justified & moral) Iraq War.
Information strategists can consider clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers or other persons of prominence... to pass the U.S. message. In this way, the U.S. can overleap the entrenched inequalities and make use of preexisting intellectual and social capital.

Preposterous. What blogger with any integrity at all would even consider selling out like this for a few bucks (that would probably only buy the blogger and their family a nice, but not super nice (e.g. not the Alps or anything), ski vacation)?

1 comment:

East Coast Adam said...


Did you really write "shape pubic opinion)? Glad to see you're still reaching out, just watch the reaching around...