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Npr’s Pro-Insurgent Pr

The Media Research Center’s man in Milwaukee notes National Public Radio is demonstrating a classic weakness on the front of “peace” — offering free propaganda time to supporters of the Iraqi insurgency, entertaining without question the idea that America is a ruthless predator. On the November 17 All Things Considered, they did a story suggesting that one could be for both “peace” and the Iraqi insurgents.

Reporter Emily Harris profiled Fallujah resident Mohammed Abdullah, who claims U.S. troops are committing “the new genocide” in his city. The report centers on how Abdullah was invited to Rome, in Harris’s words, as “a representative of a human-rights-and-democracy organization.” She concludes by humanizing Abdullah laughing in a phone conversation with his family, taking video pictures of birds on the piazza with the same camera “he’s used to record ruined houses and dead bodies after U.S. bombings in Fallujah.” It’s amazingly one-sided, with no need for an American rebuttal.

PS: If you try to listen to the story, note that NPR.org forces you to see and hear an ad for Starbucks. At least something about this report will upset liberals.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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