The Truman National Security Project, a nonprofit think tank with ties to the administration, is assembling a “crack team of writers” to flood national and local media outlets with articles supporting the White House’s efforts before the details of a final nuclear deal have even emerged, according to internal emails sent by the organization to its listserv.
“Our community absolutely must step up and not cede the public narrative to neocon hawks that would send our country to war just to screw the president,” Graham F. West, Truman’s writing and communications associate, wrote in a recent email to the organization’s listserv. …
“Once again, Truman is gearing up for an all-hands-on-deck effort to support the administration’s goal of securing a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1,” West wrote in the email. “The core message is the same: a deal is the only way to prevent an Iranian bomb and keep the U.S. out of another war.”
However, the newly elected Republican majority in Congress threatens to stymie these efforts, West warns.
“But this time, with newly-emboldened congressional Republicans out to wreck the negotiations, we have a very real and public fight ahead,” the email states.
West goes on to enlist Truman affiliates in a pro-administration media campaign targeting key states across America.
“I am putting together another crack team of writers to target both local papers and national outlets,” he writes. “In particular, I am looking for folks who are interested in writing for papers in Illinois, New Hampshire, Georgia, Arizona, and New York.”