Boeing accused of orchestrating propaganda/media blitz over future rockets

Boeing accused of orchestrating propaganda/media blitz over future rockets

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As Boeing is seeking to secure that taxpayer funding — and the prestige of launching astronauts into space — the company might be secretly placing an opinion article that criticizes SpaceX in newspapers around the US.

To that end, as Ars Technica’s Eric Berger reported on Thursday, some evidence suggests that a PR firm in Washington that counts Boeing as a client may be attempting to negatively sway public opinion about SpaceX via a critical op-ed article that began to appear in newspapers around the country in July.

Source: Boeing may have used a lobbying firm to plant an op-ed slamming SpaceX – INSIDER

An interesting case study in how propaganda was seeded to media outlets, who then run the orchestrated story to their readers. Are you feeling manipulated yet?

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