We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The deeper truths journalists are blind to

Click here to access article by Jonathan Cook from his blog.

This is an excellent critical review of an article I posted a few days ago on my website entitled "The media are misleading the public on Syria" by Stephen Kinzer posted originally on the Boston Globe's website. I was so astonished to see Kinzer's article posted that I overlooked the deficiencies in it. Cook does not make this mistake. 
...one has to commend the Boston Globe for publishing this piece by Stephen Kinzer, a former foreign correspondent, warning that the media is not telling us the truth about what is going on in Syria.

But those constraints are also why Kinzer glosses over deeper problems with the coverage of Syria.

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