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Why U.S. Reporters Are Always Pro-War

09 Feb

News for the Revolution

By WashingtonsBlog
February 8, 2015
Washingtonā€™s Blog

media-propaganda5 Reasons that Both Mainstream Media ā€“ and Gatekeeper ā€œAlternativeā€ Websites ā€“ Are Pro-War

There are five reasons that the mainstream media and the largest alternative media websites are always pro-war.

1. Self-Censorship by Journalists

Initially, there is tremendous self-censorship by journalists.

A survey by the Pew Research Center and the Columbia Journalism Review in 2000 found:

Self-censorship is commonplace in the news media today ā€¦. About one-quarter of the local and national journalists say they have purposely avoided newsworthy stories, while nearly as many acknowledge they have softened the tone of stories to benefit the interests of their news organizations. Fully four-in-ten (41%) admit they have engaged in either or both of these practices.

Similarly, a 2003 survey reveals that 35% of reporters and news executives themselves admitted that journalists avoid newsworthy stories if ā€œthe story would be embarrassing or damagingā€¦

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