Media Lens: Iraq and Zimbabwe – A Tale of Two Elections

18 April 2005 — Media Lens

Okay, We’ll Let Them Have A Government

In January, we showed how the British print and broadcast media were all but unanimous in celebrating the January 30 elections in Iraq as the country’s “first democratic elections in fifty years”. (See our ‘Unity In Deceit – The British Media and Iraq’s Election”’ January 20, 2005, Media Alert archives, http://www.medialens.org)

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Media Lens: Doubt Cast on BBC Claims Regarding Fallujah

18 April 2005 — Media Lens

The BBC has published an online Newswatch article entitled ‘Has the BBC ignored weapons claims?’ (April 14, 2005, news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_4390000/newsid_4396600/4396641.stm).

This is in response to a large number of emails generated by our March 30 Media Alert, ‘No Great Way to Die,’ (see under ‘Latest‘, http://www.medialens.org).

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Get with the programme! By William Bowles

18 April 2005

Some (maybe many) people may regard me as a bit of hangover from the previous century, what with all my talk of Socialism, when it appears as if, at best, we are fighting a rearguard action against the forces of reaction. Yet I continue to trundle out my cries of outrage against the current order. Some might call it pissing in the wind given how small we are in numbers. However, undeterred, I continue to try and make some sense of events; to try and pierce the veil of disinformation that has descended on us like a sodden blanket.

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