[Video] Democracy Now! Military Industrial Pundits: Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Who Urged Syrian War

Published on Oct 18, 2013

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http://www.democracynow.org – New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors.

A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative identifies 22 commentators with industry ties. While they appeared on television or were quoted as experts 111 times, their links to military firms were disclosed only 13 of those times. The report focuses largely on Stephen Hadley who served as National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush.

During the debate on Syria, he appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg TV. None of these stations informed viewers that Hadley currently serves as a director of the weapons manufacturer Raytheon that makes Tomahawk cruise missiles widely touted as the weapon of choice for bombing Syria. He also owns over 11,000 shares of Raytheon stock, which traded at all-time highs during the Syria debate.

We speak to Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative, a co-author of the report.

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