WAR-WATCHING: Propaganda or not?
Jeff Jarvis over at Buzzmachine highlights an item San Jose Merc News columnist Dan Gillmor ran yesterday in his blog.

Dan received a link from David Theroux of the Independent Institute, an alternative news distributor, suggesting that the free Iraqis and Marines toppling the Saddam statutue was a photo-op–in fact it was a propaganda photo-op, as he puts it.
Jarvis says ” Consider the source. Consider it a crock.”
Jeff, I love you, but you’re too smart not to accept that was propaganda–the sort of propaganda that’s a daily part of Americans’ lives–hey, we don’t think reality shows are real–or do we?