If the independent journalist who was kidnapped in Iraq is killed the fault lies directly with the mainstream corporate news media. Had the media done their job and reported what needs to be reported two things would be different. Oneâ€¦we would not have invaded Iraq because the lies would have been exposed (and perhaps the administration would be in prison for their involvement in 9/11). But even if we did go to Iraq independent journalists would not have to risk their lives to report news because our corporate news media would already be doing that.
Independent journalists are dying in Iraq for one reasonâ€¦because the corporate news media are not journalists.