Military analysts who made frequent media appearances during the recent debate over a possible U.S. strike on Syria have ties to defense contractors and other firms with stakes in the outcome, according to a new study, but those links were rarely disclosed. The report by the Public Accountability Initiative, a nonprofit watchdog, details appearances by 22 commentators who spoke out during this summer’s Syria debate in large media outlets and currently have industry connections that the group says can pose conflicts of interest. http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...df6b50-3119-11e3-9c68-1cf643210300_story.html Can pose conflict of interest? :tonofbricks: Alex Brandon/ASSOCIATED PRESS - Former Bush administration official Stephen Hadley, a forceful advocate for a military strike against Syria, owns about $875,000 worth of stock in Raytheon, which manufactures Tomahawk cruise missiles. (WP picked out a Bush guy not me. It's the "liberal media" what do ya expect?) At what point does "mmmmm this could be a little conflict of interest" turn into hey this looks alot like corporatism? (merger of state and corporate power) FLASHBACK April 20 2008 To the Pentagon's Mass Media Message Force Multipliers.