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2005

Pinning the blame on Newsweek

05/17/05

If there is a political playbook for right-wing conservatives these days, it no doubt begins, 'Step #1: Whenever possible, blame the news media.' What to do if the U.S. invasions/occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq have sparked resistance in those countries because people generally don't like being occupied by a foreign power that has interests in exploiting their resources and/or geopolitical value? Blame journalists. That's exactly what the Bush administration and its rhetorical attack dogs are doing with the 'scandal' over Newsweek's story on the desecration of the Quran at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo...

//www.counterpunch.org/jensen05172005.html

from CounterPunch, by Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood



GIs behaving badly

(05/17/05

Are you stunned that Newsweek got it wrong? It would be major news if anyone in the corporate media reported a story accurately. Even if the specifics of that particular toilet flush incident were off, why would anyone doubt that American soldiers are capable of atrocious behavior? Perhaps such blind faith grows out of the good guy image GIs allegedly earned after World War II. Why allegedly? For one of many reasons, read on...

//www.counterpunch.org/mickey05172005.html

from CounterPunch, by Mickey Z


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