There has been a massive mass media cover-up for the past 75 years.
English playwright Harold Pinter said in his 2005 Nobel Prize acceptance speech:
“My contention here is that the US crimes in the same period [the Cold War] have only been superficially recorded, let alone documented, let alone acknowledged, let alone recognised as crimes at all. … the United States’ actions throughout the world made it clear that it had concluded it had carte blanche to do what it liked….
It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening.
It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”
The U.S. government could not get away with this mass hypnosis without mass media covering for it, constantly renewing its impunity with few exceptions. That’s why Robert Parry started this news site in 1995: to keep pointing out that it did happen and continues to happen. Consortium News is doing the job the mass media refuses, or is not permitted, to do.
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