>If you’re not reading Glenn Greenwald at least once in a while, you should. His post today is how the American media swallows Pentagon propaganda whole, and how easy it should be to, you know, make some calls to the locals, or at least the local news sources, and fact-check.
It’s so, so easy to go through these times not really knowing what is going on there on the ground, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, inside Guantanamo, in those detention centers. We just don’t know. Remember when the news agencies started cutting all those foreign correspondent jobs several years back? You’re seeing (or not seeing, as it were) the fruits of those decisions.
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