Media Lens: ‘Flatten All Of Gaza’ – The ‘Benghazi Moment’ That Didn’t Matter By David Edwards

27 November, 2012 — Media Lens

On March 30, 2011 – eleven days into Nato’s war on Libya – Professor Juan Cole wrote from his armchair at the University of Michigan:

‘The Libya intervention is legal [sic] and was necessary to prevent further massacres… and if it succeeds in getting rid of Qaddafi’s murderous regime and allowing Libyans to have a normal life, it will be worth the sacrifices in life and treasure. If NATO needs me, I’m there.’

Cole thus declared himself ready to suit up and reach for the sky with Nato’s bombers. It was an extraordinary moment.

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FAIR Media Alert: CEO Evening News?

27 November 2012 — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

CBS turns to benefit-cutting bosses for ‘fiscal cliff’ commentary

The CBS Evening News has decided the best way to inform viewers about the impending “fiscal cliff” is to let corporate CEOs affiliated with the Fix the Debt campaign recommend cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Continue reading

Humanitarian Coverup: Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War? By Shamus Cooke

26 November, 2012Global Research

[Comment: Why indeed? Sometimes I really get pissed off with the left, or is Shamus’ title merely rhetorical? I come across this constantly from the left as it’s obvious why Obama is silent on everything except pushing the imperial agenda. The article itself is pretty much on the money, I’m not objecting to it per se: it’s all about money and resources as usual, so why not say that in the title rather than assuming something about Obama‘s intentions as if there’s some other reason why he’s silent? “Obama seems not to have noticed”? Come on Shamus, I know you ‘mean well’ but the road to hell is paved with good intentions! Ah well… read on… WB]

VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 26 November 2012: What did Israel gain by its Gaza war?

26 November 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel Is Seeking A Modified Palestinian UN Draft
IMEMC – Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided to shift the Israeli policy and stance regarding the UN Thursday vote on the Palestinian nonmember status, and is currently tying to tone down and trim the Palestinian application instead of toppling it by a U.S. veto. … 

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The Long and the Short of Press Regulation By Dan Hind

26 November 2012Return of the Public

Free expression is important. Its importance is often couched in terms of the common good. A society in which people can speak freely is one in which injustice can be remedied, corruption punished and so on. But it is also a good for the individual. Free speech is best means by which we  can discover our preferences, strengthen ourselves in argument, and make sense of the world we are thrown into at birth.

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