The Media Marches to War

Introduction:
“Norman Solomon has, over the past decade, established himself as a worthy successor to previous generations of American media critics such as George Seldes and I. F. Stone, his weekly Media Beat columns providing a much-needed counterpoint to the often partisan political coverage of the U.S. mainstream media.
This collection of Media Beat columns from the final months of 2002 highlights the problems that arise for democracy when the most widely-disseminated media have become obsessed by trivialities and, at the same time, have abdicated their responsibilities in helping to create a knowledgeable and informed society.
Instead of engaging the government and people in debate about the build-up to another bloody attack on the people of Iraq, the media seem intent on being cheerleaders for the Bush administration’s march to war.”
32 page pdf file can be read here.
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