Daily Briefing | Sept. 7, 2006
In tandem with the release of filmmaker Robert Greenwald's latest documentary, "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers," AlterNet and other leading progressive journalism organizations in The Media Consortium have produced a collection of articles covering war profiteering scandals during George W. Bush's administration. AlterNet's feature article for this special project, by staff writer Joshua Holland, covers the Pentagon's practice of outsourcing torture -- and accountability -- to private firms such as the contractor CACI.
In addition to AlterNet, the American Prospect, ColorLines, In These Times and Ms. Magazine have published articles today exposing the greed of the corporate war profiteers. Link TV will release an interview with Robert Greenwald on Friday. AlterNet has also created a special archive of links and summaries of these articles along with our own recent coverage.
This effort is a vital example of progressive journalism outlets coordinating to counter a media landscape that doesn't care much for real war reporting.