An extensive investigation by the New York Times has uncovered that military analysts appearing on TV are being paid to parrot the Pentagon’s talking points, and have been doing so since the buildup to Bush’s war in Iraq. In the words of one former Fox News military analyst, “It was them saying, ‘We need to stick our hands up your back and move your mouth for you.'” Analysts criticizing the Bush administration had their access cut off. Author David Barstow deserves a lot of credit. This may well win a Pulitzer in a year’s time.