Feb 27 2004

Mary Turck on Haiti, Bob Dreyfuss on Iraq intelligence

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin we’ll be joined by investigative journalist Robert Dreyfuss, who will talk to us about faulty pre-war intelligence on Iraq, and how a secret and largely unaccountable organization inside the Pentagon manufactured and publicized much of the dubious intelligence at the core of the Bush administration’s case for war. He wrote about all of this in a recent Mother Jones article, The Lie Factory. And we’ll take another look at the crisis in Haiti. It’s now a top story in the media, but are news reports giving us enough background about what led to the […]

Nov 1 1994

Enemy Ally

The Demonization of Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Usually when the U.S. military intervenes overseas, the U.S. press demonizes the enemy. But in the case of the Haiti occupation, many media reports have spent more time demonizing the U.S.’s ostensible ally, deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Newsweek (9/26/94) described Aristide as “an anti-American demagogue, an unsteady left-wing populist who threatened private enterprise and condoned violence against his political opponents.” An editorial in the liberal New York Newsday (9/21/94) proclaimed: “Aristide seems bent on proving his critics’ claims: that he’s a fickle ideologue, a rabble-rouser with a messianic complex essentially uninterested in the pragmatic realities and possibly incompetent to be […]