Propaganda and War

Handmaidens to torture

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If the Bush administration is leading the country into a moral abyss (and it is), the press is helping it get there.

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Thai junta further undermines press freedom by closing radio stations

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Pres freedom under attack in Thailand, as radio stations, critical websites are shut down

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Is it the PR, or the policy?

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Rumsfeld complains about media manipulation--he should know.

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Smoking Gun: Washington Post hires top Bush speechwriter

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A professional liar from the White House Iraq Group clique brings a "new kind" of conservatism to the Washington Post editorial page.

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Exxon pressed government to open criminal complaint on journalist Greg Palast

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Palast Charged with Journalism in the First Degree

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Web videos mock U.S. war deaths

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Posted on YouTube.com, the clips include insurgent slogans and have been viewed thousands of times

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Tomlinson avoids attempt to out him from propaganda board

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Republicans blocked attempts to oust the disgraced Broadcasting Board of Governors chairman and to limit his power.

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Global media abhors US response to 9-11

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Newspapers across the world have strongly criticised the US response to September 11, accusing the Bush administration of bungling its "war on terror" and squandering global goodwill by invading Iraq.

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A fired journalist says her propaganda ties were no secret to the boss

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A former El Nuevo journalist said the company's managers knew for years that she also got paid by the U.S. government to air shows for Radio Martí.

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Secret right-wing Network behind ABC's 9/11 deception

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ABC's controversial 9/11 film was conceived and nurtured by a cynical group of right-wing propagandists.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey