Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Sound familiar?
The Nation carries a (naturally biased) report on "Bush's War on the Press".

"The White House and its supporters are doing more than just talking trash--when they talk at all. They are taking aggressive action: preventing journalists from doing their job by withholding routine information; deliberately releasing deceptive information on a regular basis; bribing friendly journalists to report the news in a favorable context; producing their own "news reports" and distributing these free of charge to resource-starved broadcasters; creating and crediting their own political activists as "journalists" working for partisan operations masquerading as news organizations."