Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! visitor,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting like our coverage from the front lines of the standoff at Standing Rock or news about the movements fighting for peace, racial and economic justice, immigrant rights and LGBTQ equality. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2017. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2017.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Topics

British Journalist Robert Fisk On the Politics of Language and the Media in the Middle East

StoryMay 21, 2002
Watch iconWatch Full Show

In our first segment we heard American Jewish peace activist Adam Shapiro explaining why he believes the International Solidarity Movement is so important. He said the US mainstream media largely ignores the oppression of the Palestinians unless Americans are there to draw attention to it.

Well, we turn now to a speech British journalist Robert Fisk gave a few weeks ago at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In it, Fisk turns a microscope on the US media’s bias, revealing specific and systematic ways in which the media blocks the Palestinian experience from the eyes and the ears of the American people.

Tape:

  • Robert Fisk, reporter with the Independent of London.

Related link:


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation