Norman Solomon is founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org. He co-chairs the national Healthcare Not Warfare campaign organized by Progressive Democrats of America. His books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
Like most people, American journalists are apt to look at the very rich with awe. Names like Bill Gates, George Soros and Warren Buffett have the ring of modern-day royalty -- high above the rest of us, and maybe even vaguely immortal.
Since Sept. 11, many journalists have commented that the United States is unaccustomed to the role of victim. Left unsaid is how accustomed we are to being victimizers, while congratulating ourselves as a nation of worldly do-gooders.
"The Ghosts of Attica" -- premiering nationwide Sept. 9 on Court TV -- is an historically accurate look at the bloody prison uprising and an indictment of what has passed for journalism in reporting on prison-related events.