Monday, June 30, 2003

The “newspaper of record” and WMD lies

In an article for the WSWS, Bill Vann examines the recent revelations about NY Times reporter Judith Miller.

He concludes that the entire Miller affair "is a devastating exposure of the degeneration of the American media and its incestuous relationship with the American ruling elite. Increasingly monopolized by a handful of vast corporations and staffed in its upper echelons by a layer of nouveau riche, who depend upon government handouts and approval for their 'scoops' and book deals, the US mass media has been fashioned over the past period into a dependable propaganda arm for the state and defender of the social interests of the country’s financial elite."