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BAP’s Newsmen and Women and the War in Iraq

January 29, 2015

Tom Easton in his ‘Tittle-Tattle’ column in Lobster 45 describes the various members of the British-American Project and their involvement in the preparations for the invasion of Iraq and its propaganda. The British-American Project for the Successor Generation was an initiative launched by Ronald Reagan to cultivate leading politicians, industrialists and journalists. In the US, BAP is sponsored by the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The school’s dean until George Dubya stole the American election, was Paul Wolfowitz. In Britain it receives taxpayer’s money through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Amongst the very senior political and industrial leaders it counts as members, are a number of journalists, newspaper editors and broadcasters. They include the Time’s journos Mary Ann Sieghart and Bronwen Maddox; the Sunday Times’ Martin Ivens; Charles Moore, formerly editor of the Telegraph and now editor of the Times, and Alice Thomson, also of the Torygraph.

At the BBC, BAP’s members included Radio 4’s Jim Naughtie, Evan Davis, Andrew Whyte, Margaret Hill and Paxo. Their connections to BAP may well explain the Right-wing bias in their reporting and the assumption that there is no alternative to austerity and the free market.