Maybe i should have mentined that i live in the US. I can't speak for Norway, but this is how it is here.
What I meant is, since americans are strong supporters of capitalism, a major newspaper there couldn't attack capitalism and remain major. And the reason I mentioned Norway, was that if you were right, norwegian newspapers (which also are owned by relatively large corporations), would be strong supporters of capitalism. They're not.
Since i don't really follow what the propganda machines have to say, i'm not familiar with Matt Drudge, but i'm sure he is part of the problem, otherwise we would not be having this disucssion.
*lol* -- Matt Drudge represents precisely the kind of independent, honest journalism that is the solution to media self censorship. You may *disagree* with his views, obviously, but are everyone who disagrees with you part of the conspiracy?
When the story finally did break, the US was portrayed as the hero coming to the rescue. Nowhere was it mentioned that the US was an accomplice to this 25-year atrocity.
Is ignorance and hypocrisy proof of conspiracy, .. or perhaps of stupidity? Norwegians have a bloated national self-image similar to americans, (but less justified), so I can relate to your complaint. Certain ideas about norwegian culture are almost *never* challenged by the general media, neither big corp owned or government owned.
However, everything I've seen indicates that these things are written because a) the media believes it, and b) the people believes it.
I've read Z Magazine and Noam Chomsky, and while it's praiseworthy of them to direct attention at situations that are usually ignored by western media, their self-rightousness, and their predictable, intellectually fashionable opinions impresses me about as much as a cover of Time Magazine.
They are capitalists themselves, doing their part to uphold the system.
Capitalism doesn't need media henchmen to propagandize its superiority. It does that very well by itself, thank you.
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