1 Million Dead in Iraq? 6 Reasons the Media Hide the True Human Toll of War..Most Americans turn a blind eye to the violent acts
AlterNet / John Tirman
20-Jul-2011 (one comment)

Most Americans turn a blind eye to the violent acts being carried out in their name.

“When the New Republic ran a column by a private that recounted several instances of bad behavior by U.S. soldiers,” media critic Michael Massing recalled, writing about Iraq, “he and the magazine were viciously attacked by conservative bloggers. Most Americans simply do not want to know too much about the acts being carried out in their name, and this serves as a powerful deterrent to editors and producers.”And there’s the rub. We simply don’t want to know: it’s too upsetting, too much to absorb. This is not behavior limited to journalists; many academics and NGOs who should know better do the same thing. Because they generally sympathize with the downtrodden of the third world, their indifference is all the more disquieting.  

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No country in the world treads more on the poor people

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of the 3rd world than the usa.

not one.