Thursday, October 06, 2005

Doing Damage Control

In a cogent media critique, Mark Major observes that "the criminal nature of US foreign policy and its actual motives" are "generally passed off as 'good intentions gone bad' or flaws that make 'American talk of democracy sound hollow,' which sometimes makes the 'worth' of spreading and defending the 'exceptional character of American liberty' too costly."

"Presently," he adds, "the United States is in violation of international law and does not seem to be changing course anytime soon. Unfortunately, events during this past summer show that US corporate media institutions have no intention of changing their efforts at 'damage control' while instilling and defending the 'economic, social, and political agenda of privileged groups that dominate the domestic society and the state.'"