Little Green Footballs

Thursday, November 30, 2006

LGF: Remote-controlled by the Lincoln Group?

LGF's confused and patchy reporting of various incidents in Iraq, fiery in its certainty but lacking in any hard, on-the-ground reporting, has given rise to certain suspicions among our readers. Chiefly, the allegation is that LGF, and its bed-fellows at, Powerline, JihadWatch and surrago-blogs such as Flopping Aces, are being used by a Washington lobbying company to attack the negative news coming out of Iraq.

The company in question is Lincoln Group, which has a multi-million dollar contract with the U.S. military to engineer positive stories about what the U.S. is achieving in Iraq.

If you think it's far-fetched to draw a link between LGF and Lincoln Group, remember that Charles Johnson has signed up with another governmental infowar outfit, GIYUS.

To find out more about Lincoln Group, read Billmon's account of them here. Then take a look at Sourcewatch, Wikipedia, Govexec, and Corpwatch.

Then ask yourself: Would the White House stoop to such amateurish practices as to try to create fake but (Bush) friendly news? It would.