An investigative journalist who broke the My Lai massacre story and many other big story says the American media uncritically fawns over Barack Obama.
Hersh returns to US president Barack Obama. He has said before that the confidence of the US press to challenge the US government collapsed post 9/11, but he is adamant that Obama is worse than Bush.
"Do you think Obama's been judged by any rational standards? Has Guantanamo closed? Is a war over? Is anyone paying any attention to Iraq? Is he seriously talking about going into Syria? We are not doing so well in the 80 wars we are in right now, what the hell does he want to go into another one for. What's going on [with journalists]?" he asks.
What is the sound of trees not dropping in the middle of a forest? We do not notice what does not get mentioned. The article is a partial antidote if you take in a lot of American media.
I'd like to see the development of automated mechanisms to let us create our own news feeds out of raw data. If we can find things worth paying attention to that the liberal media will ignore and if a computer can find useful patterns about them then we could watch the important ignored developments.
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