Voluntary Amnesia in the Service of War
by Norman Solomon
06/23/05 - - Forget it!
That seems to be an unstated motto for American media coverage of the Iranian presidential election. The axiom comes down to: “Don’t let history get in the way of spin.”
Evasion smoothes the way to the next war.
For maximum propaganda effect, the agenda-setting must be decoupled as much as possible from clear truths -- about the current president’s mendacity in connection with Iraq, and about the record of U.S. government actions toward Iran.