Tag Archives: Edward Herman

Patrick Gower “Harden up!”

If you want a great example of why people in this country are disillusioned with politics and the media, look no further than Patrick Gower’s latest effort on TV3 to manufacture some heat, to try and provoke some conflict and a good headline out of Internet-Mana’s cannabis reform policy. Gower is breathtaking in his cynicism […]

Israel, US – Rogue states

In 2002 US historian and foreign policy critic William Blum published a book titled Rogue State – A guide to the world’s only superpower. He opened his introduction with this paragraph; This book could be entitled Serial Chain-Saw Baby Killers and the Women Who Love Them. The women don’t really believe that their beloved would do […]

Why we need the journalism of outrage particularly in times of war

An essay on journalism and propaganda in times of war as part of my PGrad Dip in Communications in 2011. “On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it […]