The U.S. media is indulging in war mongering “yellow journalism” by repeating baseless allegations that Syria is behind the “car bombing” of a popular Lebanese nationalist, while the evidence suggests that the assassination was carried out using a guided missile launched from a plane – a precision penetration bomb – a “targeted killing” technique perfected by Israel.
According to the Saudi Arabian newspaper Ukaz, the top Israeli negotiator, Amos Gilad, informed an unnamed Palestinian source that Israel is ready to free all of the prisoners demanded by the Hamas party in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Gilad’s office denied the report. >>>>>
Turkey’s first and only official national public broadcaster, TRT, is currently facing a radical wave of internal appointments, a move accepted as aiming to shift TRT’s autonomies policy toward a more Islamic axis, the Turkish Daily News (TDN) wrote on Monday. >>>>>
Smearcasting documents the public writings and appearances of Islamophobic activists and pundits who intentionally and regularly spread fear, bigotry and misinformation in the media. Offering a fresh look at Islamophobia and its perpetrators in today’s media, it also provides four snapshots, or case studies, describing how Islamophobes manipulate media in order to paint Muslims with a broad, hateful brush. >>>>>
The logic of most Western countries runs thus: all Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims. The first part of the statement is nothing but a craven concession to realpolitik, in that the West needs to keep Muslim countries round the world in good humour; the second part betrays profound ignorance of the history of terrorism. >>>>>
There’s hardly any doubt that the George W Bush administration lied rather consciously about the cause of invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq. President George W Bush also has been deliberately untruthful to the American public on a number of domestic issues, such as illegal, indiscriminate wiretapping of US citizens, torture of foreign detainees and American political prisoners, and limitless encroachment on civil, human, and legal rights of the American citizenry at large. >>>>>
Federal regulators have launched an inquiry into whether broadcast networks and military analysts violated federal sponsorship identification rules as a result of an effort by the Pentagon to increase favorable news coverage of the Iraq war. >>>>>