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Your media at work
« on: November 06, 2011, 01:31:01 pm »
Whilst old, I believe this video explains a lot:

http://forum-network.org/lecture/robert-fisk-war-geopolitics-and-history

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How do we journalists get it so wrong?

What's gone wrong in the American press? I ask myself this, partly because I have a lot of friends among the American journalists working in the Middle East. I enjoy having dinner with them. But the odd thing is that when I'm having dinner with them I learn quite a lot, they know quite a lot...but when I open the paper in the morning it's so boring I could fall asleep. The knowledge isn't there.

My colleague Patrick Cockburn tells me that at one point of great violence in Baghdad he saw an American colleague crawling out on his balcony to use a satellite phone to talk to somebody. Afterwards he said -- because there were a lot of bullets flying around -- who were you talking to? And the reporter said, "I was ringing someone up from the Brookings Institution -- we needed a quote about what was going on in Iraq."

Note: this is the same Brookings Institution that employs Kenneth M Pollack, a man described as an "Iraq and Iran expert" despite having never been to Iran, not speaking Farsi and having authored a book about the Iraq War which, events proved, was utterly wrong.

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Re: Your media at work
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 02:32:56 pm »
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Re: Your media at work
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 01:59:46 am »
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