ACTION ALERT: WaPo Must Acknowledge CIA Role in Pakistan Polio Crisis by Adam Johnson

14 May 2019 — FAIR

WaPo: The world is close to conquering polio. Humans are holding us back.In commenting on what’s holding back the conquest of polio, the Washington Post(5/10/19) didn’t mention the humans at the CIA.

If the last three years have taught us anything, it’s that it’s much easier to blame “fake news” than to look in the mirror and see how one’s own country, and their powerful institutions, may bear responsibility for a social ill. This jingoistic narcissism is on full display in a Washington Post editorial (5/10/19) that blamed a recent upsurge in polio in Pakistan on “guns, fear and fake news”—while ignoring the CIA’s central role in the crisis entirely.

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