Friday, February 25, 2011
Rolling Stone Journo to Get Nick Meo Award? Go, Team PsyOp!
Meanwhile, speaking of things that make you reach for the nice tall mug of Whiskey Tango Etcetera...
It appears as if Rolling Stone scribbler Michael Hastings has emerged as front runner in this year's Nick Meo Awards for Journalistic Rectumtude (uhhh... my Spellcheck is broken, so I may be a bit off on my wordsmithery, but you know what I'm trying to say).
Hastings is awesome. First, he wrote the article that likely was a reverse psyop allowing Gen. Stan McChrystal to bug out of Afghanistan. Now, Hastings has unearthed a secret project in the grand old tradition of MK Ultra and other covertness, aimed against... JSM himself, and other Senators! Or so he claims.
This is from the blurb that lures us into reading Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators:
The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.
Really? I mean... really? Wow. I am impressed. Go, Team PsyOp! Can we use some of that on the enemy? Or... are we unable to do this because there is... a convoluted secret agenda at work, helping the enemy in order to conceal the hidden underground prison system and brainwashery (oh, wait...that was in Vietnam). Matty O'Blackfive has a fun take on the latest runaway general over at his place. Check it out. As for me, I'm calling my bookie now to get a read on the current odds for those Meo Awards. And - because I do hear from DoDo from time to time - tightening the tinfoil fence protecting the blog, just in case.