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: Jan 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Media disdain for lives on a downward spiral is most vehemently expressed by ignoring them; in the routine calculus of the newsroom, non-persons get non-coverage.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

With all the God talk, big media outlets create ongoing pressure for conformity.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Vigorous journalism is essential to prevent further erosion of civil liberties and other fundamental rights.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Media outlets seem to be weapons of mass distraction, trained on our brains.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

What's earthshaking in people's lives is often barely visible to the hype-hungry media eye.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There are media awards of all kinds, but none so foul and smelly as these.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

America's winter of disremorse is not about nature, it's about a lack of nurture for what remains frozen.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

While Uncle Sam continues to maintain a nuclear arsenal capable of destroying life on Earth, the American finger-wagging at Iran is something righteous to behold.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. media's highly selective use of the phrase "Iraqi forces" is symptomatic of the way that much of mainstream media defers to Washington's terminology.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Americans are encouraged to assume that Allah may be great but the red-white-and-blue God is surely greater.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

TV studios and newsrooms tend to be far removed from the active idealism of the grassroots.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Journalists of the United States have their work cut out for them. Are they up to the task of exposing truth even when that means challenging the powerful?

Posted on: Oct 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Most people are less likely to feel let down because the Miss America pageant was pulled off the air; we're too busy sizing up our own presidential candidates.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Four targeted areas are likely soft spots for the Bush Campaign's flying punches.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

After watching a debate, people have gotten a look at the core of a presidential campaign's artifice – the candidate himself.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Four years ago, Al Gore carried Oregon by a razor-thin margin; the results may be just as close this time around.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Little attention has focused on a matter of profound importance: The U.S. Supreme Court's three potential vacancies.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Government officials who glorify other people's patriotic deaths are rarely eager to partake of such glory themselves.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

What remains to be seen is whether Rove's techniques will again prove successful when this country votes on Nov. 2.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Someday, the news media may get around to re-examining the assumption that killing foreigners in their own country is the best patriotic credential imaginable.