Propaganda Has Triumphed over Journalism, and the Consequences Are Enormous – We need a press that teaches the young to be agents of people, not power

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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!

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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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