The military industrial media complex
is an offshoot of the military industrial complex
and is characterized by the General Electric-NBC
company. Organizations like FAIR have criticized the military industrial media complex for using their media resources to promote militarism which benefits the defense resources of the company. General Electric is a subcontractor for the Tomahawk cruise missile
and Patriot II missile
both of which were used extensively during the war. General Electric also manufactures components for the B-2 stealth bomber
and B-52 bomber
and the E-3 AWACS
aircraft which were also used extensively during the conflict. During Gulf War I
, General Electric received $2 billion dollars in defense contracts related to weapons which would be used in Gulf War I and Gulf War II.
During the early phases of Gulf War II, NBC reporter David Bloom
was criticized for glamorizing the invasion of Iraq portraying it as a glamorous and exciting adventure because he and NBC portrayed a sterilized image of the battlefield without the horrible sight of death.