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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 04:39 PM
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Robert Parry: Wash Post Smears War Critics Again
Wash Post Smears War Critics, Again
By Robert Parry
June 21, 2006

One might think that a newspaper which helped fan a war frenzy that got more than 2,500 American soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqis killed might show some remorse or at least some circumspection before attacking critics of that misadventure. But that is not the way of the Washington Post.

One also might think that a newspaper would have some interest in holding dishonest politicians accountable, especially when the consequences of their deceptions have been as grievous as George W. Bushs Iraq War lies. But that also is not the way of the Post.

More than three years into the Iraq War, the Posts editors remain steadfast defenders of Washingtons neoconservatives who pushed the dangerous doctrine that military invasion was the way to democratize Muslim countries in the Middle East. In 2002-2003, the Posts editors cast Iraq War skeptics out of the polite opinion-page society and are still at it.

more at:
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/062006.html
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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 04:43 PM
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1. Darn that Librul media!
The Post might as well merge with the Times, they have become that useless.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 04:44 PM
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2. Thankyou Robert Parry for astute analysis - - we are grateful for your
ongoing commitment to the truth.

If you haven't done so already, please consider contributing to ConsortiumNews - it's one of the most important news sites on the web.
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 05:17 PM
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3. Those are some idealistic and, alas, nostalgic...
thoughts about what one might think, wish or expect from Newspapers. The new understanding is free from such considerations--newspapers (and all major media outlets) are parts of "Corporations" and they have only one overriding concern: profits. The "bottom line" is "the bottom line".

Alas, that now means that professions, even those that have or espouse "higher ideals" such as Journalism must now submerge/subvert such concerns in obedience to their business masters--their employers.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:05 PM
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4. And their business masters just happen to be war profiteers.
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