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There was a black-out and a white-out Thursday and Friday as over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and tied themselves to the White House fence during an early snowstorm to say enough is enough.
Washington Police arrested 135 of the protesters, in what is being called the largest mass detention in recent years. Among those arrested were Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst who used to provide the president’s daily briefings, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the government’s Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration, and Chris Hedges, former war correspondent for the New York Times.
Clearly, in the US the corporate media perform a different function. It’s called propaganda. And the handling of this dramatic protest by American veterans against the nation’s current war provides a dramatic illustration of how far the news industry and the journalism profession has converted itself from a Fourth Estate to a handmaiden to power.
I thought the USA valued their veterans?
I thought the USA listened to what the people that actually fought wars for their country had to say?
I know the populace still feels like this mostly (i hope so at least) and there can only be 1 reason for the media blackout on this.. They fear public outrage.
This should be front page news in light of current events, the people of the USA need to see what their government is doing, and fast.
So far your government is still at least 2 steps ahead all the time.