LEE CAMP: Connecting the Dates – US Media Used To Stop The ‘Threat’ of Peace

1 July 2020 —Consortium News

Peace seems to have exceedingly, ridiculously, laughably bad timing, this latest time in Afghanistan, says Lee Camp. 

By Lee Camp
Special to Consortium News

This is not a column defending Donald Trump.

Across my career I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.)

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Media Smeared Ahmaud Arbery After His Lynching

28 May 2020 — FAIR

JOSHUA CHO

While it took two and a half months for the authorities to finally make arrests in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, corporate media were much quicker to follow the time-honored practice of besmirching victims of racist violence (FAIR.org3/22/17).

First they kill your body. Then they kill your reputation. When white supremacy is the foundation of the US’s mediapoliticallegal and corporate system, victims of racist violence are often killed twice in this way.

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New York Times Supports False Trump Claims About An “Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program” That Does Not Exist

27 May 2019 — Moon of Alabama

During a press conference in Japan U.S. President Donald Trump today said (video):

And I’m not looking to hurt Iran at all.

I’m looking to have Iran say, “No nuclear weapons.”

We have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons. No nuclear weapons for Iran.

And I think we’ll make a deal.

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The New York Times sets out its brief for Internet censorship

21 September 2017 — WSWS

The meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York is taking place under the shadow of the accelerating drive of the major powers, spearheaded by the United States, toward World War III. This found its most noxious expression in the fascistic speech delivered to the assembly on Tuesday by Donald Trump, in which the US president threatened to “destroy North Korea” and attack Iran and Venezuela.

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An 'Informal Arrangement' to Not Report the News By Peter Hart

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6 February 2013FAIR Blog

Today the Washington Post  (2/6/13) reported some news that it’s known for years, but had decided not tell us until now: The CIA has a drone base in Saudi Arabia.

Their rationale for withholding this information was simple: The government didn’t want them to. And from what the Post is telling us today, they weren’t the only ones.

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New York Times Finds Noam Chomsky Fit to Print

22 December 2011 — Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

Left-wing activist and author Noam Chomsky is in the New York Times today:

The American linguist Noam Chomsky, a prominent source of intellectual inspiration for President Hugo Chávez, made a new appeal on Wednesday for the release of María Lourdes Afiuni, a judge arrested two years ago by the secret intelligence police.

If you find it a little surprising that Chomsky’s views on international affairs would be reported in the Paper of Record, and if you’d be inclined to believe the Times finds his views newsworthy only because Chomsky is criticizing Chavez (which they’ve done before)… well, you might  not be the only one. Here’s what Chomsky said about it to the Guardian:

Despite his appeal for Afiuni’s release, Chomsky has been critical of the media’s coverage of the case. On Wednesday he suggested the case had received so much media attention only ‘because Venezuela is an official enemy’ [of the United States]. ‘I am involved in these appeals all the time but I get no calls unless it is an enemy of the US,’ Chomsky said. ‘This is more a comment on the media than on the case.’

The Anti-Empire Report By William Blum: US Might is Right

1 November 1st, 2011 — www.killinghope.org

It doesn’t matter to them if it’s untrue. It’s a higher truth.

“We came, we saw, he died.”
US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,
giggling, as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi

Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: “We came, we saw, 3,000 died … ha- ha.”

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