Re: [asa] Blame the media for climate woes]

From: Janice Matchett <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue Aug 07 2007 - 11:39:36 EDT

At 05:48 AM 8/7/2007, Dave Wallace wrote:

>"... OTTAWA - Mainstream U.S. media are to blame for stalled
>international efforts to reach an agreement to fight climate change,
>according to a new analysis released by a media watchdog group. The
>report, in the latest edition of a magazine published by Fairness
>and Accuracy in Reporting, said ....." Interesting. ~ Dave W (CSCA)

@ Interesting? Maybe it is --- to those described by George Orwell.

  A report by a different media watchdog group, Accuracy in Media, said:

".... A panel on "Media, War, and Impeachment" featured Jeff Cohen,
founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, whose December 2006
magazine features Hugo Chavez of Venezuela on the cover as he
addressed the U.N. holding up a copy of Noam Chomsky's book on the
dangers of American "hegemony." That was the appearance in which
Chavez labeled B*** the devil.

The article inside the magazine by FAIR's Steve Rendall accused the
American media of unfairly criticizing Chavez for "challenging the
U.S.," not because he makes absurd charges, chums around with people
such as the anti-Semitic and anti-American Iranian president, and
threatens press freedom in his own country. Promising "Socialism or
death," Chavez was just sworn in for another presidential term.
..." Continue: http://www.aim.org/special_report/5160_0_8_0_C/

~ Janice

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