Media Mouse has posted Jeff Smith’s latest column for Recoil Magazine. This month Jeff examines how the media become subservient to government policy:
On a recent episode of The Daily Show they showed a clip of a woman asking Bush about how many Iraqis have been killed since the beginning of the US war in Iraq. Bush responded that he wasn’t sure, but around 30,000 “more or less.” Unfortunately this flippant display by Bush about civilian deaths at the hands of US policy was not commented on much by pundits or reporters across the country.
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