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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:00 PM

63. For me, the blinders began to finally come off in the aftermath of 9-11, as we

 

prepared to repeat Vietnam, now transported from southeast Asia to central Asia. The blinders came off entirely in the run up to Operation Shocking and Awful (as I refer to OIL-Operation Iraqi Liberation) when 30 minutes of dedicated online research was all it took for me to ascertain two salient points: 1) There were no ties -- repeat ZERO ties -- between al Quaida and Iraq and 2) Iraq had no- repeat ZERO - weapons of mass destruction. I knew this as early as June of 2002 and waited in vain for the media to catch on and catch up. With the exception of a couple intrepid reporters for the McClatchy chain, no one in the mainstream reporting class ever did.

I've often fantasized about starting my own I.F. Stone's Weekly, but have reluctantly concluded that the day of the great print vehicles has since passed and that internet vehicles like TruthOut and DU have supplanted it and obviated any need for it. I suppose it is only fitting that American print journalism should die in the sands of the Middle East, the same sands where so many innocents perished. But I cannot help but regret the passing of a formerly great institution of American civic life.

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