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Ted Rall: Vicious Circle
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2013-11-26 11:49:12



Ted Rall: This Is Too Easy
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2013-05-22 11:33:11



How the News Media Betrayed Us on Iraq
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2013-04-02 22:34:00

The 10th anniversary of the start of America’s illegal and aggressive war against Iraq should not pass without recalling that the mainstream news media eagerly participated in the Bush administration’s dishonest campaign for public support. It is no exaggeration to say that most news operations were little more than extensions of the White House Office of Communications. Abandoning even the pretense of an adversarial relationship with the government, the media became shameful conduits for unsubstantiated and outright false information about Saddam Hussein’s alleged threat to the American people. Included among the falsehoods were reports that Saddam had a hand in the 9/11 attacks, had trained al-Qaeda fighters, and had attempted to obtain uranium ore and aluminum tubes for nuclear bombs.

Put bluntly, the disastrous invasion of Iraq – which was sold on the basis of lies told by President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, national-security adviser Condoleezza Rice, and others – might not have happened without the enthusiastic help of the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and others. The blood of more than a hundred thousand – perhaps more than a million – Iraqis and 4,500 Americans is on their hands, too.


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Ted Rall: Love Reaper
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2013-04-01 11:33:14



Ted Rall: Where Are They Now?
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2013-03-22 15:02:24






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