Stories by Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon is founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org.  His latest book is War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.  subscribe to Norman Solomon's feed

Posted on: Aug 20, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Major U.S. news outlets are hardly inclined to be up in arms about Rumsfeld's record of prewar deception when they remain so dainty about critiquing their own.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A Woodstock reunion, scheduled for Aug. 20-22 in the town of Bethel, N.Y., comes while the gap between the nation's commander in chief and huge numbers of its citizens is enormous.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Although U.S. media outlets have rarely dropped a hint along this line, Abu Ghraib was also about class and race.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A heated panel discussion over convention coverage between TV's best-known news anchors reveals just why network news does such a lousy job of informing voters.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Reactions to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'girlie man' put-down of Democrats in the state legislature tell us a lot about how far the media have come.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With scarcely 100 days to go until Election Day, the White House is desperate to wring every ounce of advantage from the American Flag.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Why are the nation's leading newspapers frothing at their mouth over John Kerry's mildly populist message?

Posted on: Jul 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A new gadget that helps people shape their dreams provides new frontiers for the media.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Green Party's momentous decision to endorse David Cobb and his 'safe states' strategy over Ralph Nader may usher in an era of a viable and sophisticated progressive movement.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Our society continues to enjoy a wide range of freedoms. Yet elements of fascism can be introduced in America, especially in times of crisis.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Fast talk substitutes for straight talk when trying to win an election -- whether your name is Bush, Kerry or Nader.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If journalism is history's first draft, the death of Ronald Reagan has caused a step-up in the mass production of falsified history.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Nader's presidential campaign has two trains running that will collide at an unfortunate intersection -- the Green Party's national convention in Milwaukee.

Posted on: May 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Putting our trust in bogus alternatives can be dangerous for our bodies. And for the body politic.

Posted on: May 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

It seems notably ungrateful for the chairman of the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign to complain about national media -- after all they've done for this administration.

Posted on: May 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

We're witnessing an overall upsurge of some healthy introspection in American news media covering the Abu Ghraib scandal.

Posted on: May 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The US press refuses to call a spade a spade with respect Abu Ghraib. But, those atrocities represent racism at its worst.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The disconnect between democracy rhetoric and imperial reality is being largely papered over in news coverage.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Country Joe Band exemplifies how rock music can transcend itself as an art form.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With war intensifying in Iraq, a bizarre episode raises some very troubling concerns about the PBS' daily news show.

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