August 27, 2009
The Rendon Group became infamous after the invasion of Iraq once it was discovered that its PR people helped manufacture the Iraqi National Congress, which was funded by the CIA and provided much of the erroneous information about Saddam Hussein’s government possessing weapons of mass destruction.
The news of screening reporters follows an earlier revelation that Army officials denied a Stars and Stripes journalist from embedding with the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq because he “refused to highlight” good news coming out of that war. Stars and Stripes is funded by the Department of Defense.
An Air Force spokeswoman denied the military is playing favorites with members of the media.