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LOL, but that's the attitude in the US Press. Our alternative Press, such as Democracy Now or Pacifica, is reviled by the Rather's of the world.

So much of European media did great exposes on the US invasion of Iraq the last 8 years precisely because their gov't was opposed to it. I don't think the media would be as critical in a so-called "allied war." I wonder how the first Gulf War was covered in Europe. I lived in Europe for 2 years from 1988-1990, but left before that war started.

by Upstate NY on Tue Mar 10th, 2009 at 11:04:06 AM EST
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So much of European media did great exposes on the US invasion of Iraq the last 8 years precisely because their gov't was opposed to it.
I don't think the British press was blind to what was happening in Iraq. Apart from Robert Fisk in The Independent you had decent coverage in The Guardian and in other, more right-wing, papers.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 10th, 2009 at 11:06:47 AM EST
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We also had Seymour Hersh in the USA, and of course, Robert Scheer at the LA Times.

But this is what happened to Scheer: http://www.democracynow.org/2005/11/14/la_times_fires_longtime_progressive_columnist

Our independent voices were few and far between.

by Upstate NY on Tue Mar 10th, 2009 at 11:22:40 AM EST
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