Missing voices


Oh sure, we all remember this. I think that’s why I got wiretapped by the Bushies — I was interviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer right before the war started, and I called Bush et al “war criminals”. I know that doesn’t sound so unusual now, but most people were cowed into silence and saying things like that back then was unusual. Even when it was really obvious that I was being tapped, I still couldn’t quite believe it. Like, “Really? One person with a small blog?” But even my mother could tell. “Susie, are they bugging your phone?” “Yes, mom, say hello to the nice man from the NSA.”

A new analysis of mainstream TV news has found there was almost no debate about whether the United States should go to war in Iraq and Syria. The group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, or FAIR, found that of the more than 200 guests who appeared on network shows to discuss the topic, just six voiced opposition to military action. On the high-profile Sunday talk shows, out of 89 guests, there was just one antiwar voice — Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation.

Here is a link to the actual study, published by FAIR
Nov 14, 2014
No Debate and the New War
Study finds little opposition to US attacks on Iraq, Syria

3 thoughts on “Missing voices

  1. And the MSM is doing it again. Slowly but surely the FOX War Network and the CZionist New Network are inching us toward another war in the Middle East as the rest of the MSM takes their lead. The message coming from the MSM to all the “stupid people” (John Boner’s words) is that “war is good and Muslims are bad.” Or for the really dumb folks in the audience, “ISIS is coming to cut off your head right here in the Homeland, so we gotta fight them over there.” Our neo-con/Zionist interventionist foreign policy makes the 1% richer and the 99% war casualties.

  2. I’m not sure, Imhotep, that saying we are headed for ‘another’ war in the ME is coming since at least one of the last few never stopped.

    Oh, and the IS just took over a town in Libya.


  3. Taking your point to its logic source, we have been at war with somebody or other since WWII. Blame the Libyan mess on the CIA, Hillary, Gates and the neo-con/Zionist interventionists in the department of state and defense. But do not blame it on Obama who is just trying not to get his head blown off in Dallas.

Comments are closed.