I have always had time for John Pilger. An Australian crusading journalist of the old school here is in a speech he gave a couple of days ago, railing against the changes in his profession. He has never been scared to take on a story head on – his pieces on Cambodia, East Timor and Gough Whitlam and so many more over the years have been landmarks of good journalism. That is not to says I always agree with him – here I think he underestimates the impact of Murdoch and probably overstates the US involvement with Fascists in the Ukraine. Its a great and important read for all that!
By John Pilger December 5, 2014
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and theWashington Post…
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