Saturday, September 20, 2003

Propaganda system in a nutshell: Bush 9/11 Admission Gets Little Play; Story Doesn't Make Many Front Pages: "No real evidence to support this [Iraq links to 9/11] has emerged, however, leading some (including E&P, just last week) to declare that the media had failed in its duty to correct the public misperception. [69% of Americans continue to believe it likely that Hussein was personally involved in 9/11.] So when President George Bush admitted on Wednesday, for the first time, that there was "no evidence that Hussein was involved with the September 11th" attacks, one would assume that would be big news and an opportunity for the press to make up for past failings...

"Of America's twelve highest-circulation daily papers, only the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, and Dallas Morning News ran anything about it on the front page. In The New York Times, the story was relegated to page 22. USA Today: page 16. The Houston Chronicle: page 3. The San Francisco Chronicle: page 14. The Washington Post: page 18. Newsday: page 41. The New York Daily News: page 14. The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal didn't mention it at all."

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