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US MSM has become just like Soviet media

Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Sixth Fatah General Congress

Submitted by Mladen Andrijasevic (Israel), Aug 19, 2009 at 18:28

Having lived in the USSR for six years I am having a vivid sense of déjà vu regarding the MSM and Obama administration's reaction to the Fatah conference. As Daniel Pipes writes "Fatah is supposed to be moderate, so that's the way it gets reported.". With US MSM I could have as well be reading the front page of PRAVDA with its obligatory steel worker/ combine harvester/ politburo front page. Inconvenient news was just not reported. The death of Khrushchev in 1971 was announced with few lines on the last page two days after he died . A non-event for an unperson. Just like reading about the real Fatah platform in US media today.

Americans should be concerned not only about the fact that with this kind of platform Fatah has proven that after years of "peace processing" there has been zero progress towards their willingness to accept Israel. What should be even more important to Americans, because it is directly relevant to their lives, is the incredible phenomenon that in the US most of the main stream media is reporting fiction about Fatah. Obama's foreign policy is based on fiction. Scary.

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