Big Media ‘Lenses…Ground With Ideology, Nationalism’

Noticing that “the New York Times used three square inches of newsprint on Tuesday to dispatch two U.S. Army soldiers under the headline ‘Names of the Dead,’” Norman Solomon (Common Dreams, 7/1/09) points out how apparently “there wasn’t enough room for any numbers, names or ages of Afghans who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.” Having observed wartime media long enough to know that “that’s the way routine death stories go,” Solomon has also observed that “reporting on life is like that, and reporting on death is like that: even more so when the […]