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I'm referring to Peter Handke's treatment all over Germany, especially in Spiegel. I mean, I know he was directly against Germany's foreign policy, and he was a Serb sympathizer, but his ostracism seems to me a product of only seeing the war in one way, and one way alone.

As for the rest, there's the case in England where a documentarian was censored after proving that ITN footage of a detention camp was doctored; there was the case of the AFP having footage of the fight in Racak the entire day in which the dead bodies were discovered (the single event that lead to the war) and the AFP footage showed a long distance firefight, no executions. Beyond that, there was no outcry about Rambouillet, you have Kouchner now as the FM of France, and he was no more than the Paul Bremer of Kosovo, just a decade ago.

Every nation's mass media takes its cue from the politicians when it comes to foreign policy.

by Upstate NY on Mon Mar 9th, 2009 at 07:46:41 PM EST
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