...the same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.
I thought of her again when seeing news reports and a chilling photo on April 7, soon after 11 children in eastern Afghanistan were even more unlucky than she was. Those children died from a U.S./NATO air strike. For mainline American journalists, it wasn’t much of a story; for American officials, it was no big deal.
“Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip,” Orwell observed, “but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip.”
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He writes the Political Culture 2013 column.
Hi Motorcycle Hippy Al, Thank you for a birthday greeting that you sent to me quite a while ago. I have been away for this site for many months but I am back now and want to thank you. Also I would like to wish you...
Just peeking in on my dear friend..hehehe..HELLO Al..guess what? an old long time ago ex of mine just re connected on facebook about month or so ago & he sent me a webcam 7 scanner/printer..sooo I can scan those pix for you of ME on the Harley..Whoot! *smiles* Have missed you,rarely see you on facebook and I peek in here when I see a friend has commented. Is Saturday morning here in Arizona..and is only 2 peeps on here..was just me when I came to leave u a message. See u round the net..