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News Media Last Updated: Oct 30th, 2006 - 02:18:15

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The Washington Post�s problem with numbers: Mexico after NAFTA
By Seth Sandronsky

On April 17, the Washington Post ran an article about Mexico�s economy and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which took effect on January 1, 1994.  Part of the focus was on market forces and the flight of some Mexicans to the U.S.

May 30, 2006, 00:50

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Israeli Gestapo-like security personnel intimidate travelers from Europe coming to the United States
By Wayne Madsen

(WMR) --  According to European journalists, Israeli citizens and European nationals who are employees of the airport passenger screening firm ICTS -- International Consultants for Targeted Security -- an Israeli firm based in the Netherlands, routinely intimidate journalists who are visiting the United States, demanding to know what stories they are working and with whom they will be talking.

May 12, 2006, 01:23

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Colbert roasts Bush in hellfire of his own making
By Charles M. Ashley

I have only seen a few news clips of the White House Correspondents Dinner and heard some comments. Although the corporate press is doing all it can to downplay the importance of this event, they cannot entirely conceal the truth.

May 3, 2006, 01:50

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Thompson's dog won't hunt
When I first read the March 31 Capitol Hill Blue headline, "9/11 conspiracy theories don't pass the smell test," I thought editor Doug Thompson was pulling an April Fool's joke on us a day early. Buoyed by Thompson's well-deserved reputation for being out there first with "damn the torpedoes -- full speed ahead" -- truth no matter where it takes him, I read avidly to the end of the rant, poised to burst into laughter at his "Gotcha!" punch line. It wasn't there.
Apr 10, 2006, 01:55

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Iraq redux
By Dom Stasi

We are a people who observe anniversaries. Some are grand and celebratory recollections, events we embrace with family, friends, glee. Others are hardly more than obligatory nods to some arbitrary date. Others still, are those from which we cower.

Apr 4, 2006, 14:36

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MSM plagiarism strikes again � AP welcome to the party
By Larisa Alexandrovna

There are many things that bother me about plagiarism, but nothing irks me more than when a mainstream reporter (or organization) with all of the resources of a small nation at their disposal lifts from the small press, freelance journalists, and bloggers.

Mar 29, 2006, 00:32

News Media
It�s the media, stupid
By Ramzy Baroud

There is little disagreement on the indispensable role of the media in influencing political debate and narrative, thus shaping public discourse.

Mar 29, 2006, 00:29

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US media bias: Covering Israel & Palestine
By Remi Kanazi

On July 18, 2005, 14-year-old Ragheb al-Masri sat in the back of a taxi with his parents at the Abo Holi checkpoint. An Israeli bullet penetrated his back and cracked open his chest. His mother screamed as his body lay lifeless. Have you heard his name? I wouldn�t expect that you have because CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post didn�t report the killing online. If they had quoted his parents, their readers would have been able to feel their tears and envision the heartbreak. Ultimately, no Israeli soldier was arrested or even reprimanded.

Mar 24, 2006, 01:43

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The smearing of Paul Craig Roberts
By Joshua Frank

It is questionable whether or not responding to the neocons� assault on sanity is worth the energy. They don�t take well to reason and they certainly aren�t capable of dealing with truth. In fact, the reality in which they dwell is a manifestation of propaganda and isolated conspiracy theories.

Mar 22, 2006, 01:13

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Remembering a valiant journalist: Atwar Bahjat
By Ramzy Baroud

A few weeks ago I learned that a journalist who was one of my colleagues was kidnapped, then, five days later, released unharmed with his driver in Baghdad.

Mar 17, 2006, 12:44

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Cal Thomas gets lost in translation
By Char Miller

Cal Thomas got this much right: Paris had riots. Nothing else in his series of commentary about the putative significance of last fall's fiery nights in the City of Light makes much sense.

Feb 24, 2006, 22:50

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Cartoon awakening: Toward a positive media strategy
By Ramzy Baroud

Much has been said and done in response to the deliberately offensive anti-Muslim cartoons published late last year by a conservative Danish newspaper, and profusely printed in many Europeans and non-European media, including South Africa, Jordan and Malaysia.

Feb 22, 2006, 16:25

News Media
This column doesn�t exist
By Rosemary and Walter Brasch

George W. Bush doesn�t like the media. He proudly tells the nation that he doesn�t read newspapers, magazines, or books. He and his dwindling corps of sycophants, some of whom prepare his daily briefings, believe the media don�t tell the truth -- at least their version of the truth. They are sure the lyin� liberal media (which they believe is a redundancy) are on a conspiracy to �get him� -- or at least expand his world beyond Oil Drip, Texas.

Feb 8, 2006, 16:21

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Public propaganda pundits
By Sartre

Lord Haw-Haw is alive and well. He takes to the broadcast  microphone everyday. You know his name. Actually there are many talk show Nazis that preach their doctrine of the �State Makes Right�. But before you think that nothing has changed from when Talk Radio has Mellowed was written, you probably have not been listening to the AM air waves lately. Talk Radio has become worse. The Goebbels� school of broadcast propaganda has graduated to a new level of insufferable anti-intellectualism. The plastic flag has replaced reason and the evil Islamic fascists have become worse then the blood sucking Jew. America resembles the bastion of a goosestep global blitzkrieg ready to pounce on any foe that opposes the Reich of the Fuhrer.

Feb 6, 2006, 15:35

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Who will tell the people?
By Sheila Samples

In his essay on "Character" Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us." I've had such days, many of them through encounters with Emerson himself, but never have I been startled or even remotely surprised by anything belched out by the Barbie and Ken assembly line of today's corporate mind-control media.

Jan 27, 2006, 22:11

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Goodbye Terry Gross, we never knew ye�on liberal media denial
By Joe Bageant

Having come to understand that mainstream media are in the business of selling fried chicken and cars, giving Wall Street head, and stealing bandwidth from the public�s airwaves, none of us expect them to question anything afoot in the empire. We quite understand they cannot be wasting profitable air time on a nation whose collective memory is 30 seconds long.

Jan 21, 2006, 20:34

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Bought and paid for lies and propaganda masquerading as news
By Bill Berkowitz

Several decades ago, when veteran radio news reporter Scoop Nisker closed out his broadcasts by telling his audience that if they didn't like the news they should "go out and make some of your own," little did he imagine that the Bush administration, and a host of its surrogates, would become masters of that domain.

Jan 21, 2006, 20:10

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The news blackout on Jill Carroll�s abduction: Censorship or security?
By Eva Milan

It is amazing how this endless Iraq war keeps raising questions about journalistic ethics to which there are no clear or easy answers, much less public debate to attempt to determine the border between the people's right to know and the duty of the press to impose a blackout under awkward circumstances.

Jan 17, 2006, 00:57

News Media
Embedded journalism at its worst: The Ron Harris smear campaign against Marine Sgt. Jimmy Massey
By Paul Rockwell

Who is Ron Harris?

Jan 15, 2006, 01:09

News Media
What the media is not reporting and what Congress and the Bush administration are ignoring
By Wayne Madsen

NEW ORLEANS -- Monday, two New Orleans journalists, Jason Berry, who writes for New Orleans magazine, and Lolis Eric Elie, columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, spoke at the National Press Club in Washington about the real nature of the situation in New Orleans and surrounding parishes.

Jan 13, 2006, 01:01

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