The American media and the Iraq election

There are times when one must give the devil his due. The American media is capable of carrying out extraordinary feats, turning lead into gold and an election held under foreign occupation into a victory for democracy.
With near total unanimity, all the resources of this giant propaganda machine�€”the reporters and columnists, television pundits and talk-radio hosts, professional image-makers and spin masters�€”have been mobilized over the past three days to sing the praises of the Iraqi election.
The election, we are told, is a vindication of the Bush administration and the invasion and occupation of Iraq. It is a defeat for the insurgents within Iraq and a rebuke to those within the US and around the world who oppose the war.
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