The Media’s Role in Facilitating the War

Georgie Monbiot writes about the almost universal cheerleading of the media and the ignoring of the dissenting voices when the invasion of Afghanistan started as part of the War on Terror. In his view the reason for that is

“the old adage that “if it bleeds it leads””

The UK’s colonial history is another factor in his view:

“For centuries the interests of the nation have been conflated with the interests of the rich, while the interests of the rich depended to a remarkable degree on colonial loot and the military adventures that supplied it.”

Read full article (Guardian)

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