Propaganda and War

Thomas Friedman: Hooked on war

Judge invalidates Patriot Act provisions on warrantless snooping

Israeli ban on paper threatens education, media in Gaza

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Because of an Israeli ban on deliveries of paper to Gaza, some 200,000 children will begin the new school year on 1 September without the books they need, UNRWA said.

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King George, al Maliki, and the press

American public deserves a media 'surge' in Iraq

Summary:

Sig Christenson of the San Antonio Express-News ridicules comments by politicians, laments the lack of reporters covering the war, and cites ground rules that are crippling for photojournalists. He says the media aren’t pressing for answers to vital and obvious questions, such as what plans the Pentagon has for an exit strategy.

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