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Mar
24
2015

Unreliable Sources: Slick Coverage of the Exxon Valdez Spill

Months after the Exxon Valdez spill, national media began to focus on the damage not done by Exxon’s blunder, heralding Big Oil’s efforts to preserve Alaska’s environment. Out of the jaws of catastrophe, Exxon snatched a news spin increasingly to its liking.

Mar
24
2015

Unreliable Sources: Slick Coverage of the Exxon Valdez Spill

In the aftermath of Exxon’s 11-million-gallon oil in March 1989, U.S. news media described an Alaskan coast with countless dead animals, decimated plant life, and a massive black blanket covering nearly 1,100 miles of shoreline. But within a few months, a different story gained currency, as reports out of Prince William Sound took on a friendly and forgiving tone. National media began to focus on the damage not done by Exxon’s blunder, heralding Big Oil’s efforts to preserve Alaska’s environment. Out of the jaws of catastrophe, Exxon snatched a news spin increasingly to its liking. During one week in September […]

Mar
24
2015

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A Newsweek graphic credited Exxon with having cleaned all but three miles of befouled shoreline.

A Newsweek graphic credited Exxon with having cleaned all but three miles of befouled shoreline.

Mar
24
2015

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Prince William Sound shoreline reoiled after being declared environmentally stable by Exxon and Coast Guard. (photo: ARLIS)

Prince William Sound shoreline reoiled after being declared environmentally stable by Exxon and Coast Guard. (photo: ARLIS)

Mar
24
2015

Legitimate Targets?

NATO justified the bombing of the Belgrade TV station, saying it was a legitimate military target. “We’ve struck at his TV stations and transmitters because they’re as much a part of his military machine prolonging and promoting this conflict as his army and security forces,” U.S. General Wesley Clark explained–“his,” of course, referring to Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic. It wasn’t Milosevic, however, who was killed when the Belgrade studios were bombed on April 23, but rather 20 journalists, technicians and other civilians. Clark’s logic is exactly the same as that of the death squad commander who orders the assassination of […]

Mar
24
2015

Legitimate Targets?

NATO justified the bombing of the Belgrade TV station, saying it was a legitimate military target. “We’ve struck at his TV stations and transmitters because they’re as much a part of his military machine prolonging and promoting this conflict as his army and security forces,” U.S. General Wesley Clark explained–“his,” of course, referring to Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic. It wasn’t Milosevic, however, who was killed when the Belgrade studios were bombed on April 23, but rather 20 journalists, technicians and other civilians. Clark’s logic is exactly the same as that of the death squad commander who orders the assassination of […]

Mar
24
2015

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Belgrade street struck by NATO bombing (cc photo: Snake bgd/Wikimedia)

Belgrade street struck by NATO bombing (cc photo: Snake bgd/Wikimedia)

Mar
20
2015

South Africa: Where Did the Story Go?

Where has the apartheid story gone? Is it being covered less because less is happening? Has the international press packed up and moved on? Or has South Africa’s press ban been so successful that coverage has been effectively curtailed?