Monday, March 10, 2003


Many people laugh when some of my commenters are accused of being Rove's Operatives. I have no idea if any of them are and don't much care, really, but the notion shouldn't be laughed at. The GOP and companies like Microsoft have had extensive internet operations for some time, paying people to spread their propaganda through this new medium. GOPTEAM leader also lets you earn points for internet forum and chat room activities. And, what do you know - the Pentagon does too.

As the U.S. military prepares to fight what could be the most sophisticated, high-tech war in history, its public-affairs troops here already have launched a media offensive.

Officers at the U.S. Central Command media center have engaged in various techniques -- from logging on to Internet chat rooms to providing ready-to-use factoids for cable TV news shows -- to get the Pentagon's message out to the world.

And poor little me is an unpaid operative of the VLWC.

(via Hesiod)