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Systemic Journalistic Malpractice: How Western Journalism Failed in covering Gaza

At the beginning of their classic Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman pondered the proposition that “media are independent and committed to discovering and reporting the truth, and that they do not merely reflect the world as powerful groups wish it to be perceived.”  We all know how that story turns out. Media often […]

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CNN Admits its Policy of Submitting to Israeli Censorship ‘Has Been in Place for Years’

“It’s Israel’s way of intimidating and controlling news,” said one critic. By Julia Conley | – ( ) – CNN has long been criticized by media analysts and journalists for its deference to the Israeli government and the Israel Defense Forces in its coverage of the occupied Palestinian territories, and the cable network admitted […]

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Norman Lear: Remembering a True Legend in American History

Norman Lear in 2015. Louise Palanker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Editor’s Note: It is with profound sadness that ScheerPost acknowledges the passing of Norman Lear. A visionary who boldly reshaped television, Lear courageously elevated the medium from mere entertainment to a powerful educational tool. In tribute to Lear’s enduring legacy, we proudly […]