Looking back over the past two decades, I wish I could say that the media trend that we detected in the mids had been reversed.
This dilemma — this crisis in democracy — has made the role of Consortiumnews even more essential today than it may have been in But the major Western news outlets began to see journalism differently.
Bush were enveloped in warm-and-fuzzy myths that represented another kind of danger: Journalist Robert Parry Indeed, that was the original reason that I turned to what was then a new media platform to create a home for well-reported stories and to challenge the many misguided conventional wisdoms.
It became their strange duty to shut down questioning of the Official Story, even when the Official Story had major holes and made little sense, even when the evidence went in a different direction and serious analysts were disputing the groupthink.
The memories of Ronald Reagan and George H.
When we founded Consortiumnews. I feared, too, that the decline of the U.
Despite all the death, destruction and destabilization caused by the Iraq invasion, there was almost no accountability in the U. Yet, there were fewer and fewer media outlets interested in that history.
I also realized that finding the truth often required digging beneath the surface and not just picking up the convenient explanation sitting out in the open.
As one of the reporters who helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal for The Associated Press in the mids, I was distressed by the silliness and propaganda that had come to pervade American journalism.
When I was a young reporter, I was taught that there were almost always two sides to a story and often more. Though we have struggled with funding — surviving for more than two decades through a combination of our own frugality and the generosity of our readers — we have managed to produce groundbreaking journalism on many of the most significant issues of the day, including national security, foreign policy, politics and the environment.
All get thrown into the same pot and subjected to disdain and ridicule.Age of Aquarius: The period of transition of the next millennium is the one which carries a lot of weight from predictions and prophecies of various scholars and prophets of the past as well as the present.
The Last Supper was the symbol of the future. From the Late Founder and Editor Robert Parry: When we founded mint-body.com in – as the first investigative news magazine based on the Internet – there was already a crisis building.Download