The Pentagon has an entire department filled with Bush Administration installed hacks whose job it is to bypass the traditional media and work directly with talk radio and bloggers
. They also provide talking points and briefings to retired military officials who now support the administration in appearances as media pundits.
The project was originally called the "Surrogates Operation" and is now called "Communications Outreach," and was founded by former ABC executive and assistant secretary of defense for public affairs Dorrance Smith
. Dorrance Smith also used to work for former president Bush as an advisor. (You can read more about him here
I learned about this at Crooks and Liars
. If you have any doubt left that bloggers are under attack, Crooks and Liars
has posted an ad that they got as spam
which is for the organization Advantage Consultants
. Our Orwellian cup hath runneth over.