Thursday, June 02, 2005

Watergate

The Watergate story is dangerous because it perpetuates the myth that the system works and that the mainstream media is a dissident force. In fact, all it shows is that the media can periodically bring down a corrupt individual, but it is unable to challenge a corrupt system. And the parallels today are not promising. In the buildup to the war in Iraq the press failed to do it’s duty and White House disinformation was uncritically dispensed to the American public. Just like 30 years ago, a few exceptional examples of investigative journalism cannot make up for the failures of the press as a whole.
- Adbusters
Cost of the War in Iraq
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