"Militants": media propaganda
By Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald (email: GGreenwald@salon.com) is a former Constitutional and civil rights litigator and is the author of three New York Times Bestselling books: two on the Bush administration's executive power and foreign policy abuses, and his latest book, With Liberty and Justice for Some, an indictment of America's d....
Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were "militants" - even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed. They simply cite always-unnamed "officials" claiming that the dead were "militants."
It's the most obvious and inexcusable form of
rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it's true. This practice continues even though key Obama officials have been caught lying, a term used advisedly, about how many civilians they're killing.
I've written and said many times before that in American media discourse, the definition of "militant" is any human being whose life is extinguished when an American missile or bomb detonates....
Read the full article: http://www.salon.com/2012/05/29/militants_media_propaganda/singleton/
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