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Special Report | The Media and War: Week of June 29, 2014

  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance
  • 8 New items including:
    • The Media and War, June 27, 2014
    • Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight
    • Propaganda and nonsense: Even more New York Times hypocrisy
    • What the US Media Won't Tell You About Ukraine
    • Syria | Shameful Performance of Western Media
    • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance
    • Nygaard Notes #511 | "The New American Way of War" in the Media
    • "Progressive" Journalism's Legacy of Deceit

David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Signe Wilkinson

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The Media and War, June 27, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance
  • Part 1: The Truth vs. DC's Propaganda Machine with Charles Lewis
  • Part 2: If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV
  • Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight

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Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight, Michael Calderone, Huffington Post

  • This is the American corporate media at its perpetual game, manipulating public opinion as always, against the public interest-- favoring transnational corporations and transnational investors who don't give a damn about this country, or anything beyond their profits.
  • Report from Iraq: U.S. Invasion in 2003 Helped Set Path for Crisis Pulling Nation Apart

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Propaganda and nonsense: Even more New York Times hypocrisy, Patrick L. Smith, Salon

  • What the New York Times and John Kerry pretend to forget is the real history of America's noxious role in the world.
  • Ukraine: Exploding The Myths, Outlining Solutions

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What the US Media Won't Tell You About Ukraine, Ted Rall, Common Dreams

  • Why you should not take U.S. papers and television at face value on Ukraine....
  • Ukraine in Context: What You Don't Know About a New Cold War
  • Propaganda and nonsense: Even more New York Times hypocrisy

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Pat Bagley

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Syria | Shameful Performance of Western Media, As’ad AbuKhalil, Al Akhbar English 

  • There is no accountability and it is unlikely that someone is going to write a book on the shortcomings and failures of Western media. Western media also marketed the Libya story and they were never made accountable for the lies they peddled there.
  • These media have failed their readers on many levels. Their shortcomings can be summarized as follows.
  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance
  • Nygaard Notes #511 | "The New American Way of War" in the Media
  • "Progressive" Journalism's Legacy of Deceit

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How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance, Richard Schiffman, OpEdNews

  • Norwegian sociologist, Johan Galtung, the winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1987, believes that the media's institutional bias toward reporting "official sources" in the government and military means that we generally only hear from those with a vested interest in the use of force, rarely from the people on the ground who will pay for their decisions in blood. The arguments for military action are framed in abstract geopolitical terms and vague appeals to "the national interest" rather than focusing on the terrible human costs of organized state violence.
  • Iran: This Is What Propaganda Looks Like
  • PBS's Dishonest Iran Edit
  • How the Media Is Taking Us Toward War With Iran

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Nygaard Notes #511 | "The New American Way of War" in the Media, Jeff Nygaard, Nygaard Notes

  • "The new American way of war" is but a new strategy in service to a very old goal, which is the maintenance of the global U.S. military hegemony that began after World War II and took on new life with the demise of its only perceived rival, the Soviet Union, 20 years ago.
  • Special Project | The Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, & Iran: Week of July 29

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"Progressive" Journalism's Legacy of Deceit, James Tracy, Global Research

  • Given the backdrop of progressive-left journalists’ lengthy and ardent opposition to the Bush-Cheney policies of Nazi-like atrocities and plunder, venues such as Democracy Now are poised to serve as platforms for disseminating the necessary disinformation to make the Obama administration’s color revolutions and "humanitarian" policy of military interventions seem palatable to the very audiences whose sensibilities are most opposed to violence and imperialism.
  • When War Is in the Air on PBS
  • NATO's Presence Does Not Benefit Afghan Women