Greg Mitchell, author of the Media Fix blog for TheNation.com, discusses his article “The Great Hiroshima Cover-Up—And the Greatest Movie Never Made” at japanfocus.org; the long suppression of Hiroshima/Nagasaki footage taken by Japanese and American military film crews; the Hiroshima Memorial Mound, where the ashes of 70,000 people are buried; how the Truman administration directly intervened in the 1947 MGM film The Beginning or the End and how Americans have been brainwashed into believing the atomic bombs were necessary to end the war and save lives.
Greg Mitchell, author of the Media Fix blog for TheNation.com, discusses the newest released WikiLeaks documents on his 88th day of nonstop blogging, including Mariah Carey’s million dollar performance for Muammar Gaddafi’s son in 2009; the State Department cables that explain why there is no US ambassador in Libya at present; the friendly relationship between Hugo Chavez and Gaddafi; and the huge boost to Al Jazeera’s credibility (and probably ratings) thanks to their excellent coverage of Middle East uprisings.
Greg Mitchell, author of the Media Fix blog for TheNation.com, discusses Julian Assangeâ€™s extradition hearing and the possibility of a non-public trial in Sweden; Donald Rumsfeldâ€™s 800 page defense of his legacy, where he expresses regret about â€œmisstatementsâ€ rather than apologizing for lying us into war; how the WikiLeaks revelations have become so numerous that we need reminding of them already; and why delays in the promised Guantanamo prisoner files and bank documents could mean WikiLeaks is struggling to survive.
Greg Mitchell, author of the Media Fix blog for TheNation.com, discusses why all those people claiming WikiLeaks never released anything noteworthy, need to actually read the cables, or at least follow Greg on Twitter or at TheNation.com, where he has 53 consecutive days of noteworthy WikiLeaks updates; how the mainstream mediaâ€™s disinterest in WikiLeaks is compensated for by region-specific media outlets reporting on significant local events (the revelations of Tunisiaâ€™s government corruption, for example); and the â€œcherry-pickingâ€ style of journalism, for good or evil.
Greg Mitchell, author of the Media Fix blog for TheNation.com, discusses his multi-week long effort to provide daily blog updates on WikiLeaks stories; why the few mainstream journalists who arenâ€™t openly hostile to WikiLeaks are keeping their mouths shut; the spectacle of Judith Miller scolding WikiLeaks for bad, harmful journalism; Bradley Manningâ€™s inhumane treatment in prison; and why the decline in MSM WikiLeaks coverage can be partly contributed to lack of demand, ie: Americans donâ€™t care.
Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor and Publisher, discusses the suppressed documentary color footage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastation, todayâ€™s casual threats to use nuclear weapons without a serious understanding of the consequences, the continuing disagreement over the need to use atomic weapons to quickly defeat Japan in WWII and the surprising cast of characters (MacArthur, Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles) who were against using the bomb.
Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor and Publisher, discusses the sixth year anniversary of Bushâ€™s â€œMission Accomplishedâ€ stunt, the spread of revisionist history claiming that everyone was for the Iraq war when it started, the abject failure of mainstream media on the biggest issues of the day and how online resources are challenging traditional mediaâ€™s stranglehold on the truth.
Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor and Publisher and author of So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits â€“ and the President â€“ Failed on Iraq, discusses some of the many shameful failures of the American media since 2002, the lies theyâ€™ve sold and major stories theyâ€™ve refused to cover.
Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor & Publisher, discusses New York Times/War Party propagandist Michael R. Gordonâ€™s tenuous grasp of the truth, the failure of his editors to make the slightest effort to reign him in and the failure of American newspaper editors in general to oppose the war despite the fact that 77% of the American people are against it.