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The Pentagon's 'thought police'
By Linda S. Heard
"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
Jan 11, 2006, 02:16
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
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
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
Questions Bob Woodward has not answered
By Margie Burns
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
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
Miller Lite: not a timely brew for the times . . . The New York Times, that is!
By Ben Tanosborn
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Aug 3, 2005, 22:09
Karl Rove and the access of evil; tell us your 'source,' Judy
By Greg Palast
(gregpalast.com)�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
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
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
Jun 11, 2005, 21:37
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 Gruppenf�hrer Rumsfeld, and F�rher Bush or to quietly acquiesce and bear the arms of
Jun 7, 2005, 14:26
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
Jun 3, 2005, 23:12
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
May 27, 2005, 16:01
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