Once again, war is prime time and journalism's role is taboo

Pilger, John
December 2011
New Statesman;12/5/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 5082, p21
The article criticizes journalism during the Iraq war. The author believes a 2007 report in the newspaper "The Guardian" claiming Iran was trying to expel U.S. forces from Iraq was an instance of the U.S. military manipulating the media. He quotes attorney Phil Shiner, who says that journalists embedded with British forces in Iraq will never cover misdeeds committed by those forces.


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