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  Topic: Murray McDonald:The hidden history of the Guardian newspaper
David Edwards

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PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:08 pm   Subject: Murray McDonald:The hidden history of the Guardian newspaper
50,000 editions of the imperialist, warmongering, hate-filled Guardian newspaper

By Murray McDonald.

There have been 50 000 issues of what was then called the Manchester Guardian published since ...
  Topic: Response to Mediocre Lens
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 9552

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:37 am   Subject: Response to Mediocre Lens
In response to this tweet: https://twitter.com/MediaLensWipe/status/266694104300257280

Does your impressive archiving extend to the many replies we and others wrote in response to this unfair post? ...
  Topic: Responses to Monbiot From Jonathan Cook And David Peterson
David Edwards

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PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:49 am   Subject: Responses to Monbiot From Jonathan Cook And David Peterson
Jonathan Cook to Media Lens, October 28, 2012:

monbiot's position reminds me of an argument you often hear on the left in israel, and which i struggled with for many years. people would say: " ...
  Topic: Post Script, 'Sworn Enemies?' Media Alert, November 6, 2012
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 12513

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:38 am   Subject: Post Script, 'Sworn Enemies?' Media Alert, November 6, 2012
In several books and hundreds of media alerts over 11 years, we’ve researched Guardian coverage to examine the extent to which the paper is really challenging state-corporate interests. We've supplied ...
  Topic: Email to James Harding, editor of The Times
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 8186

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:39 pm   Subject: Email to James Harding, editor of The Times
Sent: August 10, 2012

Dear James

We are very sorry to have to bother you with this again so soon. Alas, Oliver
Kamm’s defamatory smears continue (see below). We have no doubt that you have no
...
  Topic: Osho on 'responsibility towards the motherland'
David Edwards

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Views: 9222

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:15 pm   Subject: Osho on 'responsibility towards the motherland'
'In my final years in the university, in India a law was imposed on all the university students that everybody had to take army training. I went to the vice-chancellor and said, ”I cannot follow this ...
  Topic: Response to Rupert Read's latest
David Edwards

Replies: 2
Views: 12553

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:35 pm   Subject: Churchill's comment
Winston Churchill:

‘If Hitler invaded Hell [I] would make at least a favourable reference to the Devil!’ (Cited, John Lukacs, June 1941: Hitler and Stalin, Yale University Press, 2006, p.104)

O ...
  Topic: Response to Rupert Read's latest
David Edwards

Replies: 2
Views: 12553

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:15 am   Subject: My enemy’s enemy should not necessarily be my friend
On the same theme, Neil commented on the message board April 4, 2012:

'I would have expected that Medialens editors might have learnt by now – with the benefit of 20th C history (and their ages) - ...
  Topic: Response to Rupert Read's latest
David Edwards

Replies: 2
Views: 12553

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:21 pm   Subject: Response to Rupert Read's latest
Having studied the state-corporate propaganda system for more than 20 years, it’s clear to us that it:

1) presents the UK and its major allies as fundamentally benevolent and well-intentioned. ‘Our ...
  Topic: Reflect! Reflect! The importance of the Falklands/Malvinas
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 8995

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:18 am   Subject: Reflect! Reflect! The importance of the Falklands/Malvinas
Reflect! Reflect! The importance of the Falklands/Malvinas precedent

By Richard Lance Keeble


As the 30th anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict approaches, Richard Lance Keeble assesse ...
  Topic: Story on personal 'significance' and 'insignificance'
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 8136

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:44 pm   Subject: Story on personal 'significance' and 'insignificance'
It is said that when a chakravartin [a world emperor] dies – because a chakravartin happens only in thousands of years, he is a rare being – when he dies he is received in heaven with great rejoicings ...
  Topic: Media Lens response to Rupert Read
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 8385

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:11 pm   Subject: Media Lens response to Rupert Read
We have always had friendly, positive relations with Rupert Read, a Green Party councillor in Norwich and a Reader in philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He writes: http://rupertsread.blogspo ...
  Topic: Libyan war - some issues a triumphal media is keen to forget
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 5317

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:50 am   Subject: Libyan war - some issues a triumphal media is keen to forget
Thanks to 'Peter' for originally posting much of this list on the message board, October 20, 2011:

The fact that UN 1973 demanded an immediate ceasefire, with even establishment think tanks like th ...
  Topic: NATO Rejects Every Attempt Made to Declare a Ceasefire in Li
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 9740

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:47 pm   Subject: NATO Rejects Every Attempt Made to Declare a Ceasefire in Li
Thanks to Plus Ultra for posting this on the message board:

This is a list of key ceasefire moments that I have been collating over the last few months. It really does portray the west as entirely ...
  Topic: Jonathan Cook responds on Monbiot
David Edwards

Replies: 1
Views: 4662

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:56 am   Subject: Jonathan Cook responds on Monbiot
From former Guardian journalist Jonathan Cook, who earlier this month won the Martha Gellhorn Special Award for Journalism:

sorry to see you guys being smeared by monbiot. i noticed something abou ...
  Topic: Initial response to Monbiot's Guardian smear
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 4199

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:54 am   Subject: Initial response to Monbiot's Guardian smear
One initial thought. Monbiot writes:

'The leftwing website Media Lens maintained that Herman and Peterson were "perfectly entitled" to talk down the numbers killed at Srebrenica.'

ht ...
  Topic: Keeble: bin Laden’s killing and the society of the spectacle
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 4129

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:08 am   Subject: Keeble: bin Laden’s killing and the society of the spectacle
bin Laden’s killing and the society of the spectacle

Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln, argues that the assassination of the al-Qaeda leader shows how, para ...
  Topic: Jonathan Cook responds on Curveball article
David Edwards

Replies: 1
Views: 5149

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:03 pm   Subject: JC replies again
Dear Davids,

I see JF (we seem to be agreed on this name) has responded. I sense, as I did at the start, that there is probably no easy way of convincing him. But his resistance to my argument (an ...
  Topic: Jonathan Cook responds on Curveball article
David Edwards

Replies: 1
Views: 5149

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:12 pm   Subject: Jonathan Cook responds on Curveball article
Cook's original article here:

http://www.counterpunch.org/cook02282011.html


Dear Davids,

Sorry I haven’t had time to get back to you sooner on this. I am happy to see that in the meantime ...
  Topic: Keeble blog: No reason to celebrate the Gulf War anniversary
David Edwards

Replies: 1
Views: 5317

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:14 pm   Subject: Keeble blog: No reason to celebrate the Gulf War anniversary
No reason to celebrate the Gulf War anniversary


There was no Gulf War of 1991. In the way in which the term is generally used and understood, what was launched by the US-led forces 20 years ago t ...
  Topic: Response to Kamm on "threats of violence"
David Edwards

Replies: 0
Views: 3918

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:01 pm   Subject: Response to Kamm on "threats of violence"
Kamm writes of "the harassment - including threats of violence, which Cromwell and Edwards then lied about in their book Newspeak - directed by ML supporters against my friend Bronwen Maddox.)&qu ...
  Topic: Piers Robinson responds to What Happened To Academia? alerts
David Edwards

Replies: 3
Views: 5856

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:04 pm   Subject: Formal response from Piers Robinson - December 16, 2010
Added to the alert here:

http://www.medialens.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=593:what-happened-to-academia-part-2&catid=1:alerts&Itemid=34

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  Topic: Piers Robinson responds to What Happened To Academia? alerts
David Edwards

Replies: 3
Views: 5856

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:50 pm   Subject: Piers Robinson responds to What Happened To Academia? alerts
Much of your initial reaction was clearly driven by the PR around the book release. I have no control over what journalists write and and there is a good deal of selectivity there in terms of giving a ...
  Topic: John Tirman: Wikileaks Docs Underestimate Iraqi Dead
David Edwards

Replies: 1
Views: 4306

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:02 pm   Subject: John Tirman: Wikileaks Docs Underestimate Iraqi Dead
http://www.alternet.org/story/148622/wikileaks_docs_underestimate_iraqi_dead?page=entire
  Topic: Exchange with Jonathan Leader Maynard on Iraq etc
David Edwards

Replies: 3
Views: 6426

PostForum: Media Lens Forum   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:34 am   Subject: Final exchange
David and David,

I do not know what you understand a contradiction to consist of, but
Ambassador Anorim's comments, far from contradicting my view, seem to differ
from it very little. I remind yo ...
 
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