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Thursday, 8 March 2007

Media has Always Manufactured Support for War

The American media has a long history of complicity in drumming up support for war.

9/11 truthers know that the American media has studiously avoided any substantive coverage of the government's involvement in 9/11, and has attempted to paint anyone who questioned the official version of events as a "conspiracy theorist". And, as everyone knows, many news reporters, including reporters from the BBC (and see this BBC clip; BBC clips authenticated here, here, and here), CNN and other stations reported the collapse of Building 7 before it actually fell.

But this is nothing new. For example, the mainstream media also played footsie with the U.S. government right before Pearl Harbor. Specifically, a highly-praised historian has documented that the Army’s Chief of Staff informed the Washington bureau chiefs of the major newspapers and magazines of the impending Pearl Harbor attack BEFORE IT OCCURRED, and swore them to an oath of secrecy, which the media honored (page 361). The historian is a World War II veteran, who actually agreed with this strategy for getting America into the war, and so does not have any axe to grind.

Also listen to this interview.