Posts Tagged ‘NBC’

Jason Ditz, news editor at AntiWar.com, discussed the Orwellian ‘end’ to the Iraq War at AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton (20:48):

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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A must watch: Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald, two of our most respected voices speaking truth to illegitimate power, on GRITtv with Laura Flanders, Wednesday. Mr. Scahill and Mr. Greenwald discuss the media elite and how—in their own words—form the “political debate” by not reporting facts, but an ESPN-esque play-by-play of what those in power are asserting. They go after the major TV networks and print media, Chuck Todd, Tim Russert, Tom Brokaw and others on how they ‘manufacture consent’ for torture and immoral war in this 60 minute video, but the segment with Mr. Scahill and Mr. Greenwald ends at the 29:30 mark:

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John Pilger interviewed by Amy Goodman at Democracy Now!, discussing coverage of the coup in Honduras in contrast with that of the Iran election, the Gaza Massacre, Obama’s warfare stimulus to expand the American Empire. (more…)

Thousands of government stormtroopers confront protesters in Iran; Netanyahu’s Newspeak on “Meet the Press”; Foreign intervention in Lebanon’s recent elections; NAACP rallies for Troy Davis; Maureen Dowd wastes more space in the “paper of record. (more…)

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Gareth Porter discusses his article of quarrels between Obama, Gen. Petraeus, and the Pentagon. Mr. Obama repeated his pledge to remove troops from Iraq, but the State Dept. is looking to replace Blackwater troops, who the Iraqi gov’t recently expelled. (more…)


Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites–oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others–work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.

Media Foundation – “Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land: Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” – 2006 (1:19:14):

More on Israeli Newspeak:

Obama, Gaza and the Hypocrisy of American ‘Liberals’

Israel Succeeds at Missing Targets

Israeli Newspeak Hits a New Low (Even for Them)

The Politics of State Terror