TV News LIES

Friday, May 27th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Why the "Liberal" Media Leaves Hawkish Foreign Policy Unchallenged

Why the "Liberal" Media Leaves Hawkish Foreign Policy Unchallenged

E-mail Print PDF

Media and US foreign policyA recent article by foreign policy analyst Robert Naiman, examines The New York Times' current coverage of Iran's nuclear program. In it, he exposes a disappointing but unsurprising mishandling of the facts.

References to the paper's shameful prewar reportage on Iraq and Saddam Hussein's regime are appropriate. But if the Times is indeed liberal, why the repeated adoption and promotion of misleading, hawkish assumptions?

The New York Times could probably be fairly described as liberal. The term has lost much relevance and meaning in recent years, along with its counterpart designation "conservative."

But if we apply the label generally to mean mildly progressive, roughly approximating the political center, one could reasonably assert that the Times falls within range of the liberal framework. (I would argue it's right-of-center, but will remain general for present purposes.)

The paper's editorial positions on domestic issues and social policy are safely categorized as liberal. When it comes to gun control, abortion, gay rights, immigration and so on, the paper is in the vicinity of the center (it is important to bear in mind that liberalism is a centrist philosophy, not a leftist one). Moreover, key members of the paper's staff - former executive editor Bill Keller, former public editor Daniel Okrent - have openly admitted as much.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Colombia says 2 more journalists missing in rough area

Manuel SantosColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says two additional journalists are missing in a lawless part of...

Israel Releases Hunger-Striking Palestinian Journalist

Hunger striker Muhammad al-QiqIsrael released from prison a Palestinian man who had endured a 93-day hunger strike during his...

Netanyahu renews rejection of French peace initiative

Netanyahu rejects French peace talks againIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has renewed rejection of a French peace initiative, telling the visiting...

Longtime CBS News correspondent Morley Safer dies at 84

Morley Safer dies at 84Morley Safer, a legendary television correspondent who retired from CBS News last week, has died at...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!