Friday, October 31, 2003

MediaLens explain why they target the 'liberal' media: The role of the 'liberal' media is to draw the boundaries of acceptable debate: this far and no further. Thus it is a crucial component of the propaganda system. Many people would agree that the rightwing press is propaganda but fail to see the 'liberal' media for what it is.

"In all the endless discussion about Iraq's recent history, the "liberal media" has almost completely buried former UN humanitarian coordinator Denis Halliday's damning references to the "genocidal" effects of US/UK sanctions. Halliday has been mentioned in 2 of the 10,811 Guardian and Observer articles mentioning Iraq this year. The list goes on...

"Instead the "liberal media" has been filled with literally tens of thousands of articles and news reports echoing US/UK propaganda."

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