[Marxism] mainstream press cowardice

John Rosso ijrosso at telus.net
Fri Dec 17 13:53:41 MST 2004


Abhinav Aima writes: 
  
"The cowardice of the mainstream press in the face of  American wars...these newspapers have exhibited cowardice in not daring to be anything more than  stenographers for the powers that be." 

This has nothing to do with cowardice, its simply class interests and profits. The mass media from TV to newspapers are generally owned by larger multinational corporations whose interests lie in expansion of their  products often via imperialist wars.  Their interest in not exposing imperialist strategies lies in  class interest of the capitalists -- namely that of sustaining or increasing profits.   Jounalists who expose such strategies are either fired or demoted in North America.  European capitalist newspapers who do not have the same interests -- occassionally expose the blatent lies. 
JJR







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