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

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The Pentagon's 'thought police'
By Linda S. Heard

The Pentagon's "Media Engagement Team" has set up shop in the region. Its members, consisting of military personnel and contractors approach various publications and ask for an appointment, whereby owners and editors are urged to publish "positive" stories concerning the US military's activities in the area.

Jan 11, 2006, 02:16

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What's wrong with Amy Goodman?
By Reza Fiyouzat

For a lot of people in the progressive political opposition, the year 2005 will hopefully come to signify the year of rejuvenation of the U.S. Left, thanks mostly to two significant events: Cindy Sheehan blowing the lid off the shamelessness of President Bush and his administration, and Hurricane Katrina blowing the lid off the shame of racism and the violence of poverty in the American society.

Jan 3, 2006, 15:12

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Have yourself a merry I.F. Stone Day
By Mickey Z.

December 24 is I.F. Stone's birthday (he would have been 98). His journalistic example is about as good a reason as any to celebrate.

Dec 19, 2005, 01:08

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Robert Fisk tells all
By Sonia Nettnin

CHICAGO -- On a U.S. tour, award-winning journalist Robert Fisk spoke about his life work as a veteran journalist reporting about the Middle East.

Dec 9, 2005, 01:01

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Questions Bob Woodward has not answered
By Margie Burns

One ingenious theory about the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA operative comes from a spookily alert reader who suggests that former CIA Director George Tenet may have played Vice President Cheney for a sucker.

Nov 25, 2005, 22:21

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Another foul chapter in the history of The New York Times closes with Miller's departure
By Bev Conover

So the Pinch and Judy Show has come to an inglorious end, with now former New York Times reporter Judith Miller cooking up the fable that she fell on her sword because she had become the story and riding off to her own website, where she can offer up more fantastical tales.

Nov 11, 2005, 20:57

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Miller Lite: not a timely brew for the times . . . The New York Times, that is!
By Ben Tanosborn

(�It�s going to happen, she tells us. And why shouldn�t we believe her? After all, we have gulped down all her previous j-crap. Judith Miller is going to write for us a fifth book . . . then go back to her �reserved� post in the newsroom of the NY Times. No more blame for Flame, or Plame . . . or the silly WMD game. Case closed. Or is it?

Oct 28, 2005, 14:48

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Judith Miller: Centerfold for the presstitues
By Frank Pitz

I never went to J-school; sat in on a few classes over the years but never quite came to grips with the concept of a classroom as journalistic birthplace. To journalize, a verb meaning among other things, dated entries in a journal or notebook.

Oct 22, 2005, 22:18

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The logic of racism in the age of US imperialism
By Luciana Bohne

Reports of a reign of civilian terror�general and massive looting, rapes, and other sado-masochistic fantasies�in Katrina's New Orleans turn out to have been false. So says the New Orleans Times-Picayune on 26 September: �the vast majority of reported atrocities committed by evacuees have turned out to be false, or at least unsupported by any evidence, according to key military, law enforcement, medical and civilian officials in positions to know.�

Oct 6, 2005, 19:42

News Media
Disparaging the have-nots trapped in New Orleans
By Frank Pitz

The tragedy that is New Orleans�in addition to the devastation of a beautiful city�also puts the spotlight on another type of tragedy, that of the urban poor.

Sep 2, 2005, 15:11

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Cindy Sheehan, mainstream media and Bush propaganda
By Carla Binion

George W. Bush once joked before a Gridiron crowd, �you can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones I have to concentrate on.� That offhand joke accurately describes how Bush gains support for his Iraq policy.

Aug 28, 2005, 12:17

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Flip-flop flap
By Walter Brasch

The media have an insatiable appetite to gobble up even the most superficial minutia and spit it out as hard news.

Aug 9, 2005, 15:56

News Media
The Miami Herald's hypocrisy on journalistic ethics
By Jed Shlackman

The Miami Herald has garnered national attention over events last week surrounding the death by the apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds of local politician Arthur Teele, Jr.

Aug 3, 2005, 22:09

News Media
Karl Rove and the access of evil; tell us your 'source,' Judy
By Greg Palast

(�The only thing more evil, small-minded and treacherous than the Bush administration's jailing Judith Miller for a crime the Bush administration committed, is Judith Miller covering up for her Bush administration "source."

Jul 13, 2005, 19:31

News Media
Miller and Cooper: Two different cases
By Margie Burns

In spite of all the publicity over the cases of Time reporter Matthew Cooper and New York Times reporter Judith Miller�cases the Supreme Court declined to hear�little is known definitively even now about how many times reporters were contacted by those unnamed �administration officials� who leaked the item that former Ambassador Joseph Wilson�s wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA operative.

Jul 2, 2005, 11:19

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Great lies of the American free press
By David R. Hoffman

In several previous PRAVDA articles, I discussed the Bush dictatorship's prominent use of Adolph Hitler's "great lie theory"�the political tactic where a leader fabricates "great lies," then "eternally" repeats them until a significant portion of the population comes to accept them as truth. The Bush dictatorship also discovered a residual benefit of the "great lie theory": People are often so myopic or so embarrassed by their gullibility that, even after the "great lies" are exposed, they would rather reward the liar than acknowledge the lie.

Jun 11, 2005, 21:37

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All the Bush media 'disassembling' can't bury the truth about Qur'an desecration & GW's gulags
By Frank Pitz

It is, or it isn�t. It has, or it has not. It happened, or it happened not. �To be, or not to be,� whether �tis nobler for Newsweek to suffer the slings and arrows of Gruppenfhrer Rumsfeld, and Frher Bush or to quietly acquiesce and bear the arms of retraction.

Jun 7, 2005, 14:26

News Media
Deep Throat cover blown
By Greg Palast

I've been gagging on the Washington Post's self-congratulatory preening about its glory days of the Watergate investigation.

Jun 3, 2005, 23:12

News Media
US media censor uranium weapons stories
By Bob Nichols

A dedication in 2120 might say: Dedicated to the memory of the Iraqi people. Many people believe Iraq was the birthplace of civilization some 5,000 years ago. Iraq was destroyed and radioactively contaminated in an early 21st Century Oil War by a fascist world power, now extinguished.

May 27, 2005, 16:01

News Media
Media keeps Americans in the dark about massive foreign policy failure
By Kristina M. Gronquist

The dismal failure of U.S. mass media to challenge Washington over its early decision and unsubstantiated reasons for going to war, combined with the media�s incomplete coverage since the invasion, create a continual challenge for those of us who want to expose the truth about what is really happening. The success of the antiwar movement lies in its ability to disseminate information and provide a clear, truthful message about the need to end this war now.

May 27, 2005, 14:57

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