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Thread: 2003: Washington Post ran 27 editorials in favor of Iraq invasion

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    2003: Washington Post ran 27 editorials in favor of Iraq invasion

    This came up in another current mideast intervention drive discussion but deserves its own thread on media role and foreign policy.


    On a different historic note, some past WaPo Editorials citations.


    Washington Post Editorial Page Misses Iraq War Anniversary

    Posted: 03/20/2013 11:50 am EDT Updated: 03/20/2013 5:34 pm EDT

    WASHINGTON -- In the months leading up to the Iraq War, The Washington Post ran 27 editorials in favor of invasion, according to a count by veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers. This week, around the 10-year anniversary of the war, it has yet to print any editorials or columns on the subject.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2915608.html


    (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP, FEBRUARY 1, 1972)

    NIXON: “Newsweek” is totally — it's all run by Jews and dominated by them in their editorial pages. The “New York Times, the “Washington Post”, totally Jewish too.

    GRAHAM: And they're the ones putting out the pornographic stuff. But this stranglehold has got to be broken or this country is going to go down the drain.

    NIXON: Do you believe that?

    GRAHAM: Yes, sir.

    NIXON: I can't ever say it, but I believe it.

    GRAHAM: But if you get elected a second time, we might be able to do something.

    (END AUDIO CLIP)

    http://www.raghidadergham.com/archiv...pt3_26_02.html


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    WaPo: Fanatical reckless interventionists.
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    90% of the information you hear, read, and see from U.S. media, is controlled by 6 companies. The same corporations that receive huge tax write offs and crony welfare corporatism. NAB is another huge lobbyist group that partners with government on the information games and tax breaks. We witness everyday how media manipulates the public, how they censor information, how they provide misinformation by presenting only the portions of information they or government want you to be informed about. This whole "Left-Right" media game is just as much Kabuki Theater as the WWE politicians in Washington playing out their acts in front of the same media. WaPo, Washington Times, AOL, CBS, POLITICO, Capital Cities, CNN, NEWSCORP, you name it... they're all well crafted in taking the ignorant public into what government demands; invasions, wars, monetary policies, anything. The ratings game...

    THIS IS WHY...


    Who Owns the Media?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD View Post
    90% of the information you hear, read, and see from U.S. media, is controlled by 6 companies. The same corporations that receive huge tax write offs and crony welfare corporatism. NAB is another huge lobbyist group that partners with government on the information games and tax breaks. We witness everyday how media manipulates the public, how they censor information, how they provide misinformation by presenting only the portions of information they or government want you to be informed about. This whole "Left-Right" media game is just as much Kabuki Theater as the WWE politicians in Washington playing out their acts in front of the same media. WaPo, Washington Times, AOL, CBS, POLITICO, Capital Cities, CNN, NEWSCORP, you name it... they're all well crafted in taking the ignorant public into what government demands; invasions, wars, monetary policies, anything. The ratings game...

    THIS IS WHY...


    Who Owns the Media?




    Tiny change :


    By Craig Timberg September 2 at 11:55 AM
    Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, the company announced Tuesday.

    The departure of Weymouth, 48, ends eight decades of Graham family leadership of The Post, which her great-grandfather bought in 1933. Bezos, who acquired The Post for $250  million in a sale announced in August 2013, initially kept the senior leadership team intact. He told Weymouth during a visit to Washington, on Aug. 18, that he had selected a new publisher, according to people familiar with the decision. She will remain on the company payroll as an adviser through the end of the year.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...y.html?hpid=z1

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    US/UK have already spent Trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives & limbs for cause of freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan and some are now expecting to handle trauma and mental health of local populations too. Why WaPo is now suddenly caring about civilians of foreign wars while remaining relatively quiet in recent years?


    The West is indifferent to Afghanistan and Iraq's world of terror: Washington Post analysis
    June 4, 2017

    In the United States, a great deal of attention has been paid to the effect of more than a decade of war on the mental health of American servicemen and women - and rightly so. But in Iraq and Afghanistan, whole societies have been traumatized. Millions of children grow up amid bombings, displacement and political collapse. Public health workers and aid agencies are still trying to measure the immense psychological toll they may have suffered.
    So it's worth considering the depth of courage ordinary Afghans and Iraqis must show in the face of daily threats and violence.
    "There had been many other bombings, some even deadlier. But this time, it felt like the collective burden of a society at war had suddenly become much heavier," Constable wrote after the attack Wednesday. It's a weight that can't be easy to carry.
    "People have an anxious feeling now, like a psychological illness. I feel suspicious if I see someone carrying something," said Gul Rahim, 42, a real estate agent whose office lost all its windows in the blast, speaking to The Washington Post. "I was in the jihad [against the Soviet Union], and there were a lot of bombs and rockets. This was much worse."
    http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/in...nt_to_afg.html


    Death Toll In Kabul Blast Surpasses 150, Afghan President Says
    NPR-2 hours ago



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