Propaganda and War

And now, it's 'Reutersgate'

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Right-wing bloggers bray as a Reuters photographer is caught tarting up an image.

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Journalist: 'the Israeli public doesn't want to hear the truth about this war'

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An Arab Israeli journalist quits in moral frustration.

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IFJ condemns Israeli "Secret War" Tactic after threat to media

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Journalists' federation condemns Israeli press restrictions.

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Half of Americans still believes Iraq had WMDs

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The power of right-wing/administration propaganda: new poll finds that number of Americans who believe the lie that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction in 2003 actually rose over the last year.

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Being a TV expert means never having to say you're sorry

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Being right got Phil Donahue kicked off the air. Being right-wing keeps "experts" on the air--and protected from criticism.

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Democracy Now! on the two different wars

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Is America Watching a Different War? American, Lebanese and Israeli Panel on How the US Media is Covering the Invasion of Lebanon

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Mideast weapons deserve greater media scrutiny

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Israel’s cluster bombs and alleged phosphorus use have escaped attention

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It's like watching two different wars

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Coverage of the middle east is wildly different depending on whether inside or outside the US; the current conflict is no exception.

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