A few media-related links to illustrate some of what I said in my last post.
ZNet: Independent (albeit left-wing) media that doesn’t suck. Frequent articles from the likes of Noam Chomsky and Robert Fisk. Indispensable.
Independent Media: Very bloggish in nature but as hampered as it is helped by this fact. (This is left-wing again. Those who post articles are far too obsessed with public protests and the like that they have a tendency to ignore everything else. There is an almost complete lack of reporting/commentary on current events, ditched in favour of reporting/commentary on the protests organised against current events.)
The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2002-2003. Illustrates the ‘global media conspiracy’, or whatever.
The Guardian is my favourite mainstream media publication. It leans in the direction of left wing (which I like, of course) and has a tendency to report on things others ignore. Still ‘mainstream’ however, in the sense it also ignores a lot of what everybody else does too.
The New York Times
The NY Times Op-ed columns are often enlightening. They seem to be written by those on both the right and left, all pro-America but not all pro-’What America is Doing.’ This makes for interesting reading.