Stories by Norman Solomon

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

Posted on: Dec 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The media has barely mentioned Rumsfeld's key role in aiding the Iraqi tyrant.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Mainstream news outlets haven't acknowledged that US military could end up killing more Iraqis when there are fewer Americans in Iraq.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

After so much evidence discrediting the U.S. war effort, Colin Powell still can't bring himself to admit his crucial role.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Far from dying down over Thanksgiving, the scandal enveloping the <i>Washington Post</i> reporter has deservedly picked up steam.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Thanksgiving marks a time of appreciation. But media outlets only encourage us to buy -- and forget.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The basic problem with the current U.S. war effort is that it still exists.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Iran's hardliners are benefitting greatly from another set of true believers: the Bush Administration's neocons.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Even as the media are bypassing their own key roles in the marketing of those lies.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A media siege is underway at the White House and the Bush Administration is locked in a fundamentally defensive crouch.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

...The U.S. media have continually laid down flagstones on the path the military intervention.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Back then, conservatives captured the White House. Today, an even more extreme incarnation is in charge.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

During the propaganda buildup for the invasion of Iraq, Judith Miller and the New York Times served as a key asset of the warfare state.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Here's what the President really meant in his speech last week.<br />

Posted on: Sep 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What are we to make of the fact that the media considers torture controversial -- instead of clearly unjust?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The way U.S. news outlets are covering the anti-war movement is similar to the coverage of the Vietnam War.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Dan Rather's latest griping about the state of media is part of an ongoing cycle among our compliant media.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

When the New York Times' editors warned of dire budget deficits, they failed to name the real reason: our 'war president.'

Posted on: Sep 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The mainstream U.S. press is ill-suited to challenging the legitimacy of the Bush administration.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Sep 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Bush Administration's policies continue to kill with impunity.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Bring the National Guard home now, where they're needed.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

George W. Bush and his top aides seem to believe in red-white-and-blue violence with a fervor akin to religiosity.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In a recent talk, author and media critic Norman Solomon laid out the many ways in which the media helps the government push our country into war.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

While President Bush anxiously awaits the end of his vacation, right-wing media assaults on Cindy Sheehan are just beginning.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

For the Americans still in Iraq, and for the Iraqis still caught in the crossfire of the occupation, the war’s consequences will stretch on for years if not decades.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Cindy Sheehan is bursting Bush's attempt to ignore America's war dead.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Robert Novak's outburst on CNN this week is one more sign of the decline of television journalism.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The military’s pullout strategy for Iraq is double-barrelled: Keep killing in Iraq while hyping scenarios for withdrawal of U.S. troops.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Conscience is not part of the military's chain of command.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

For more than 40 years, comparing an administration's enemies to Hitler has been a reliable way to convince a pliant media and unquestioning public to go to war.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The president who lied his way into an invasion of Iraq is now exploiting Thursday's atrocities in London to justify U.S. policies that are bringing daily atrocities to Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In the rush to praise Miller for going to jail, people forget her repeated push for war, and adherence to the government's version of stories.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

On the propaganda front, it's been another tough week for Washington's warmakers. But for them, where there's hope there's death.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The ambient noise of American media evokes history -- distant or recent -- as an option we may choose to decline, like mustard on a burger.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Iran's most repressive clerics and the USA's most militaristic neocons share a common interest: They're very eager to see the failure of Iranian activism for democracy and human rights.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

You wouldn't know it from the media focus on Deep Throat last week, but the lies that Richard Nixon told about the Watergate break-in were part of his standard duplicity for the Vietnam War.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Whatever the circumstances, in the shadow of Vietnam, every subsequent U.S. war seemed to offer the opportunity to do it right, with less muss, less fuss, and more ease.

Posted on: May 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Despite all the talk of war and remembrance, no time is more infused with insidious forgetting than the last days of May.

Posted on: May 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The endless show that seems to fill America's every waking moment -- and many of its nightmares -- could be called "Media Jeopardy!"

Posted on: May 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The merits of a Senate filibuster have everything to do with what kind of nation people want.