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Re: Where do you get your news?

Unread postPosted: 11 July 2020, 18:26
by Derek
16 Years Later, How the Press That Sold the Iraq War Got Away With It

This is a good read. I think it underscores the importance of holding media figures accountable for their failures in moral judgment, because the narrative they peddle that they were simply wrong on the facts is woefully inadequate. The Iraq War was an especially egregious example of the media's widespread, wholesale complicity in facilitating disaster. Few people in this country ever bother learning about our history of foreign policy atrocities, and we let the "experts" get away with a mea culpa that makes no attempt at synthesizing that history with the barest pretense that imperialism is immoral.

Re: Where do you get your news?

Unread postPosted: 11 July 2020, 19:07
by Sullivan
I have a couple of Taibbi's books, which I thought were quite good. Is he Derek-certified free of neoliberal cuckiness?

Re: Where do you get your news?

Unread postPosted: 11 July 2020, 19:39
by Derek
Yeah, he's okay. I don't want you talking to him unless I'm there though.

Re: Where do you get your news?

Unread postPosted: 11 July 2020, 22:58
by Magic J
Derek wrote:16 Years Later, How the Press That Sold the Iraq War Got Away With It

'Member when MI6's agent turned out to have ripped the chem weapon intel from a film? Then, upon realising this, failed to inform the government, who then subsequently went to war?

'Member?

Re: Where do you get your news?

Unread postPosted: 16 July 2020, 10:31
by Valso
I stopped watching TV more than 20 years ago and both back then and now I don't trust any of our media cuz they're all properties of different political criminals and therefore everything they say is twisted.