Why We Need a Conference on Media Reform

Activist David Swanson, who along with EJS board member John Bonifaz started After Downing Street, answers that question:

“The media will not ask or try to answer what Bush means when he says ‘victory.’ The media will not raise the question of what this war is being fought for.

“The media will depict the anti-war movement as striving ultimately only for a rejection of the ‘surge.’ No mention will be made of efforts to de-escalate and end the war. And the media will continue to call the “surge” a surge, gradually dropping the quotation marks.

“The media will not show us the Iraqi people killed and injured by our war.”

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