Roberts on the media and gun control

December 20, 2012 by History in a Hurry

Columnist, author, economist and all-around expert Paul Craig Roberts never minces words. I find that simultaneously disquieting and comforting.

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Agenda Driven News

by Paul Craig Roberts

I have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Tonight (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US news drives the news of the rest of the world.

For reasons unbeknownst to me, Russia Today Moscow requested a live TV interview via Skype about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings that killed 20 young children and several adults. I was interested to know what was Moscow’s interest in the shootings, and I agreed to the interview.

I was surprised to see that RT Moscow’s interest was to spread the official US story of the shootings and to ask me if I thought “assault weapons” would be banned as a consequence.

Read the full article:

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/12/19/agenda-driven-news/

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