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Wednesday, March 26

Five years on: rare American TV Iraq debate

It's been reported that when 4,000 US soldiers had died, only two US newspapers put it on their front page.

Surprise, coverage is biased. Which makes this debate with Iraqis Sinan Antoon and Ali Fadhil, hosted by Charlie Rose on PBS, of particular, rare, interest.

Well worth 18' of your time.

Hat-tip: Glenn Greenwald, who comments:

In the American media's discussions of Iraq, when are the perspectives expressed here about our ongoing occupation -- views extremely common among Iraqis of all types and grounded in clear, indisputable facts -- ever heard by the average American news consumer? The answer is: "virtually never."
You could say the same of the UK.


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