Israeli War Lies Unveiled as Corporate Media Crumbles – Truthdig

Found this article on Truthdig by David Swanson (see link below)

Swanson faults the corporate media for the U.S.’s willful blindness with regard to Israel’s aggression against Palestine and their other neighbors. He points to the diminishing effectiveness of the media to convince younger generations of the traditional “Israel bias”, largely because of their confidence in alternative news sources.

What happens when you take the control away? When young people in the United States get their news from the internet and foreign media, their support for Israeli wars and occupations plummets. Backers of Israeli wars find it necessary to start trying to ban criticism on U.S. college campuses. Just as young people have overwhelmingly backed Bernie Sanders despite corporate media opposition, those who avoid the corporate media are able to back justice for Palestinians (and often to a much greater extent than Sanders does).

The bias spelled out by Swanson…

The central lie of Israeli war propaganda is also the most effective lie in the United States and the focus of the first chapter of my book War Is A Lie, namely the lie that wars are defensive. Just as the U.S. corporate media engages in blowback denial with September 11 or Brussels, it tells us that Palestinian resistance is spontaneous irrational aggression, unprovoked and inexplicable except by understanding Palestinians as less than human. In the U.S. corporate media, the Palestinians always started it, and Israel is always acting in defense, even when it’s aggressively bombing civilians as it was doing in 1982 when U.S. media voices had not yet been properly trained.

via Israeli War Lies Unveiled as Corporate Media Crumbles – Truthdig

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