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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Media Paradigm

The irony of Fox New's coverage of the Downing Street Minutes is staggering. They ignore the story for two weeks then when they finally cover it, they report the lack of coverage.

WASHINGTON - A British government memo that critics say proves the Bush administration manipulated evidence about weapons of mass destruction in order to carry out a plan to overthrow Saddam Hussein has received little attention in the mainstream media, frustrating opponents of the Iraq war.

The "Downing Street Memo" first published by The Sunday Times of London on May 1 summarizes a high-level meeting between Prime Minister Tony Blair and his senior national security team on July 23, 2002, months before the March 2003 coalition invasion of Iraq.

While pondering the charade of the media's monopoly on the perception of reality, and its subsequent coverage of such reality, I am reminded of the famous M.C. Escher print.

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