|And now, a word
about the war
by Jim Hightower
W keeps telling us that America is at war. But if were at war, he
In fact, America is not at war. Oh, our troops and their
Neither is America’s media establishment. Media
monitor David Carr
Why this big media yawn? Some publishers and editors have
But perhaps the biggest reason for the drop in coverage is this: the government does not allow it. At White House insistence, the Pentagon has so severely restricted the movements and freedoms of reporters and photographers in Iraq that most can’t do their jobs. Frustrated, many media outlets have simply withdrawn, choosing not to pay for reporters who aren’t allowed to report. I can certainly appreciate their frustration — but, wait a minute, isn’t this government lockdown of our media a rather huge story in itself? Surly that’s worthy of intensive reporting?
Meanwhile, people keep dying in a war that practically no one supports.
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