Date: 2003-03-24 14:01:27
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I can't believe how much propaganda there is ... I actually never thought it possible. Here i will enumerate some facts of propaganda (on the Iraq conflict):
1. The US media and the US government said a few days ago that Bassorah was now secured, same thing, with Oum Qasr, which is actually far from the truth.
2. Al-Jazira television shows mainly gruesome stuff with dead children and women.
3. Int'l Television shows an interview with an Iraqi soldier prisonner (this interview was done a by a Kuweiti journalist) - where he is happy to have been captured. Isn't this contrary to the Geneva Convention?
4. Iraqi television interviews prisoners of war, which is contrary to international law, and also shows pictures of dead American soldiers, while on the US side, all American media will not show this footage.
The Iraq conflict is a war of propaganda...
On other notes, which is also related to propaganda, there was an election in France last year, and one of the platform campaign main points was to reduce the number of car crashes (there are 8000 deaths/year related to this) - strangely enough, only 8 months after the new government has been formed, there has been a 40% decrease in car crashes according to official statistics - I simply can't believe that the numbers were not changed...
This leads to my main point, I think we are very lucky to have canadian statistics, which even though, they may not be exact, seem to reflect the real numbers ... We are also very lucky to have unbiased journalists (such as the reporting on the Iraqi war)...I think CBC/Radio-Canada is doing a great job....
I guess we always need to cross-check everywhere before making a fact a 'real fact'...