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Now that Al Jazeera has bought Current TV, a channel shown on Time Warner cable, the Time Warner megacorp became the first system operator out of the box to say it would not carry the new news channel that the Qatar-based network wants to launch in America, in much the same way that BBC set up BBC America to offer its programming to US viewers.
Murdoch’s efforts to put his own man in the White House failed because Petraeus decided he did not want to run for office. Most major US news outlets either ignored the story or downplayed its significance. Most likely reason for the US media’s aversion to the story is that it poses a danger to the Matrix-like wall of static interference generated by precisely the same media, which successfully conceals the all-too-cosy relationship between the corporations (that own the media) and the country’s politicians.
Major news outlets almost systematically relied on Israeli government, military, and intelligence sources to shape its coverage, victimising Israel while dehumanise atrocities of Gaza.
American media needs new narratives that are less likely to rehash the same-old, same-old thinking that has kept U.S. Middle East policy stuck on the hamster-wheel for the past two decades or more.
American media does not only disregard atrocity of Israel bombardment of Gaza, but also promote the theory that identifies “being Muslim” as becoming a terrorist.
Abby Martin of RT, has been covering the ‘Israel-Palestine conflict’ offers opinions that have made her and her network the target of Israeli government’s ridicule and threats.
Israel has successfully intimidated the BBC into presenting the theft of Palestinian land and the caging, torturing and killing of its people as an intractable “conflict” between equals.
What if Hamas dumped all their rockets in the sea tomorrow? Would the illegal blockade be lifted? Would Gazans enjoy the same freedoms as other nations? Would Israel clear out of Gaza’s airspace permanently? Would the Israeli navy cease its piracy and stay out of Palestinian territorial waters? Would you and I be able to visit Gaza direct?
Blame Gaza victims always. Israeli aggression is called self-defense. Legitimate defense is called terrorism. Media scoundrels support Israel in lockstep.
That CNN’s prime mission is to serve the US government is hardly news. But given the magnitude of these kinds of accusations – their obvious ability, if not intent, to bolster animosity on the part of the US public toward Iran and heighten tensions between the two nations – shouldn’t CNN at least pretend to be a bit more skeptical and even-handed about how it is reporting these claims?
The NYT rejects Palestinian statehood. It does so by ignoring what’s existed for 24 years. Dismissiveness defines longstanding editorial policy. Palestinians have no friend in Times Square.
US media reporting is incomplete, misleading and biased. Americans and Israelis are considered actual people, while others are “collateral damage” statistics.
The Israeli government knows that it cannot be forthright and say that it wants Americans to go to war with Iran so that Israel can steal southern Lebanon. But if fear over nonexistent nukes can muster the Western populations to support an attack on Iran, Iran can be eliminated as Hizbollah’s supplier, and Israel can steal the water from Lebanon.
There is no discussion whatsoever of the real agenda anywhere in the US print and TV media. I doubt there is any discussion anywhere in Europe, which is a collection of american puppet states.
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