Photo credit: Then Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walks off the set after appearing for a taping of CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, where he discussed the Iraq War, Aug. 5, 2007, in Washington. (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari)read more at https://www.mintpressnews.com/how-the-experts-for-the-people-are-shut-out-by-mass-media/238382/ summary via R3publican
BUCK THE ESTABLISHMENT Ralph Nader Opinion — Ever wonder how the television, radio and newspaper people select whom they are going to interview or get quotes from when they are reporting the news or producing a feature? I do. What I’ve learned is that they go to guests that are connected with the established powers—such as think tanks in Washington, D.C. that work on “the military-industrial complex” policy (to borrow President Eisenhower’s words) and somehow lean toward more warmongering (e.g. NPR and the U.S.-Iran relationship) or backing more weapon systems (such as a new nuclear bomb arsenal and more F-35s and aircraft carriers).