On Iraq, Political Dogfights and the Commercial Media's Inability to Get the Story Right
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Over on the front page, our choice of title, " Iraqi Government to UN: 'Don't Extend Mandate for Bush's Occupation'," is almost a form of protest against the reporting we see every day in the legacy media.
If we were writing for the New York Times , the Washington Post or any other "mainstream" outlet, the same story -- if it were reported at all -- would have a title like this:
"Iraqi Government Requests UN Extension for Coalition Mandate."
You'll never see a clearer example of the divergent realities that different media can present than these diametrically opposed descriptions of what's happening with the UN mandate (we would have preferred to offer a real title for comparison, but none of the traditional media have so far told the story).