Thursday, July 1, 2010

Study Reveals Media's Servitude to The State

From Glenn Greenwald. This isn't a surprise. The mainstream media is just another branch of the government, sending out a constant stream of pro-state propaganda.

A newly released study from students at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government provides the latest evidence of how thoroughly devoted the American establishment media is to amplifying and serving (rather than checking) government officials. This new study examines how waterboarding has been discussed by America's four largest newspapers over the past 100 years, and finds that the technique, almost invariably, was unequivocally referred to as "torture" -- until the U.S. Government began openly using it and insisting that it was not torture...

New study documents media's servitude to government


  1. Thanks for running Glenn's item.

    Now I'll go over to Glenn.


  2. It's a tough dual-argument. On one hand, torture is torture and has great significance. On the other hand, terrorism is subjective and really shouldn't mean a damn thing. I agree completely, but it's tough to make the argument to people who have been sold on the idea of "terrorism = evil" and "torture = works in 24".


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