Media Coverage of War
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, how is the media covering the war? The hypocrisy of coverage of this war compared to other wars is being laid bare. In contrast to the coverage of civilian casualties in Ukraine, there has been scant coverage of civilian death when it was the U.S. military launching the invasions. So how can the mainstream media do a better job in covering conflicts and giving much needed context? Our guest is author and media critic Jeff Cohen, the founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, founder of the media watch group FAIR. His recent article in Common Dreams examines how major American media outlets oppose military aggression... unless the United States is doing it.
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