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Washington Post Fights Censorship Accusations

Washington Post

An American journalist with a long history of covering national politics says the Washington Post wrongly threw out an op-ed he penned last week that critiqued the media’s role in the Iraq War. Greg Mitchell, an accomplished author and reporter

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Syrian Forces Seeking Army Defectors Storm Cities, Killing 8

Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters have killed at least eight people in raids designed to crush army deserters who are fighting back after months of mostly peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Activists say dozens of armored vehicles

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Absurd: Media Blacks Out Third Court Decision Upholding Health Care Reform

Source: AlterNet – By Jed Lewison There’s now been three rulings upholding the constitutionality of health care reform, but you’d have to be paying pretty close attention to find that out from the media. As you can see in the

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Censure The Censors

Source: MediaPost – By Frank Maggio Last Wednesday’s intentionally provocative John Hancock post, concerning Al-Jazeera‘s efforts to penetrate MSO’s with their English-speaking spin-off, generated a record number of responses. The column’s unofficial “sentiment tally” would have one believe that media

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Jan 22, 1998: Ted Kaczynski Pleads Guilty to Bombings

On this day in 1998, in a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the “Unabomber.” Born in 1942, Kaczynski attended

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7 Things We Learned From G. Wayne Clough’s Post-Censorship PR Offensive

Source: Artinfo Yesterday, Smithsonian Institution secretary G. Wayne Clough finally broke the media silence that has followed the outcry over his decision to censor a work by David Wojnarowicz at the National Portrait Gallery, talking to reporters at the New

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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