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Nation Topics - Media Coverage of the War on Terrorism

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Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Army trucks

Your tax dollars at work keeping you in the dark.

Mike McConnell

Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit. 

Why aren’t film director Kathryn Bigelow’s claimed government sources, including employees of the CIA, in jail like Bradley Manning?

From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.

A discussion with the author of The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America, the master narrative of our national security myth.

The easy invocation of "terrorism"--whether by pundits or political leaders--is not just sloppy use of language. It is precisely targeted phrasing intended to terrorize dissent.

The 9/11 Commission's startling follow-up report that savages the Bush Administration's inadequate efforts to protect the country from terrorism was met by the media with a collective yawn. And so we remain vulnerable, amazed and, if sensate, terrified.

Blogs

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Journalists from Politico and The Washington Post disagree about what happened when an American muslim woman asked a simple question at a Heritage Foundation panel.

June 18, 2014

From Bergdahl to the Las Vegas cop killers, Fox and friends enter Orwell’s “Eastasia.”

June 16, 2014

Bush says these veterans are ‘overcoming their decision to volunteer’ for wars that he started, and no one’s questioning his photo op celebration. 

May 2, 2014

Greg Mitchell recalls the good, the bad and the ugly in press coverage of the Iraq War.

March 17, 2014

The new (surprise) hit movie Lone Survivor has sparked an important conversation. 

January 16, 2014

The newspapers trade barbs and allegations over Al Qaeda leaks that occurred in August.

October 1, 2013

Shaye was the first to expose the US cruise missile attack on the Yemeni village of al-Majalah—the first Obama administration-approved attack in Yemen.

July 25, 2013

The same day that Edward Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow and beyond, McClatchey reveals that the NSA leaks are part of a much larger problem.  

June 24, 2013

Media continue to neglect important arguments against further US engagement in the civil war. 

June 18, 2013