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by Stephen Lendman
America, its Western partners and Israel could never get away with unprecedented criminality over a longer duration, harming countless millions of defenseless victims, without scoundrel media support.
Daily drumbeat misinformation, Big Lies and coverup are priceless. Propaganda wars make hot ones possible. Enlisting public support is vital.
Western and most Israeli media are cesspools of official press release journalism, disgraceful rubbish, supporting their ruling regimes wholeheartedly, ignoring their high crimes, especially when truth and full disclosure are most needed – making it possible for these countries to operate lawlessly, get away with mass murder unaccountably, blaming victims for their ruthlessness. 
Electronic and print media fail to observe fundamental journalistic ethics – truth and full disclosure without bias above all. The media’s fundamental role is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,” as American humorist/reporter/writer Finley Peter Dunne once explained.
Not in America, European countries, Israel or most elsewhere. Nations permitting open, free and fair unbiased journalism are rare. Rubbish most often substitutes for explaining what’s most important to know, as well as holding culpable regimes and their officials accountable for their crimes.
Imperial wars above all demand full exposure and condemnation, the first step to accountability. Instead of opposition, they’re supported. Deplorable daily reports, commentaries, op-eds and editorials explain, all marching to the same drumbeat, not a legitimate opposition voice in sight.
Independent nations America and Israel oppose are automatically demonized, vital information suppressed. 
Lawlessly intervening in the internal affairs of other countries is ignored. State-sponsored terrorism is considered humanitarian intervention and democracy building.
Wars are glorified in the name of peace, might over right justified. Premeditated wars of aggression are called liberating ones. Media scoundrels convince people to support what demands condemnation.
Last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris have classic earmarks of false flag criminality, portrayed otherwise by Western and Israeli media – proliferating Big Lies, suppressing hard truths, failing to ask vital questions and demand clear answers, ignoring state terrorism, aiming to enlist public support for greater wars on humanity than already.
US-led NATO wars partnered with Israel threaten world peace and security – after Friday’s Paris attacks, hike the risk of global war, the unthinkable with today’s super weapons.
Responsible media explain these things. They’re part of the solution, not the problem like now.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.