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Where's the truth, and how can you find it?: US Corporate Media are Basically Propaganda Organs of the US Government

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Are the American corporate media largely propaganda organs, or news organizations?

Here are a few points to consider, and then you the reader can decide. Check out how one should objectively answer these questions below, and then check how the US corporate media generally answer them:

1. If ISIS or Al Qaeda deliberately attacks a civilian venue as in Paris, killing dozens of civilians indiscriminately, is it terrorism?

Objective answer: Yes

US media answer: Yes

2. If the US deliberately attacks a civilian venue as in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing dozens of civilians indiscriminately, is it terrorism?

Objective answer: Yes

US media answer: No

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