Beyond Greed

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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
                Demosthenes

Anchor for this item  posted February 22, 2003 at 12:00 PM MDT

Years ago (mid- and late-70s) I was working for our country's national broadcaster. I was also working with an NGO doing development education. At some point the tension became too much: I knew that what I was helping put on air was a washed out bawdlerized versions of what was actually happening in the world. As deniable as it was, after a previous experience with anti-democratic activity (in the military), I couldn't carry on, and chucked yet another good career. Nobody understood it then. Nearly 30 years have passed ... are you starting to get it?
At counterpunch.org, Dave Lindorff's "Iraq and the Failure of American Journalism" reads in part:
"Although there are clear and rational and compelling arguments being made against war both at home and abroad by professional soldiers, seasoned diplomats and millions of ordinary people, the American corporate media, both print and electronic, have become virtual parrots of the Administration line that war is necessary because Saddam Hussein is evil and a clear threat to America."


 

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Human need, not corporate greed ... without justice, there can be no peace. That's the meme stringing these items together.



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