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The Echo Chamber

Posted in Media, Press by homeyra on April 17, 2007

A few days ago Asia time online published a very interesting article by Eli Clifton, first published by the International Relations Center: Inside the neo-con echo chamber. This article identifies and describes the background and the mechanism of the present day “power house medias” – TV or newspapers.

Somewhere in this article, a senior writer is quoted describing the reasons of the increased popularity of the “Echo-chamber” press, such as Fox: “… they feed the rage. We bring the pain to the liberal media … We’ve created this cottage industry in which it pays to be un-objective. It pays to be subjective as much as possible. It’s a great way to have your cake and eat it too. Criticize other people for not being objective. Be as subjective as you want. It’s a great little racket. I’m glad we found it, actually.” … read the article here

Relevant links:
The Media’s “Fog Facts” on Iran
The Empire of Fear & the Media
The Fanonite has by now some 64 posts tagged Media, you can browse them here. Few titles:
NYT does Carter, Jan 08-07
How the NYT misreports US foreign policy, Dec 14-06
Portrayal of Arab Muslims in the Media, Nov 25-06

Here, you can browse posts tagged Media at Reclaiming space, such as:
Debunking the MSM pimping for a war on Iran, Feb 12, 07
Juan Cole: Top Ten Myths about Iraq 2006

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