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2022-09-24

The Chris Hedges Report delves into the whys and wherefores of media reporting purposes in the Ukraine war.

War will inevitably be affected by public opinion, as was demonstrated by the Vietnam war when a great protest movement helped to bring it to an end.

Chris Hedges interviews Patrick Lawrence, both of them veteran reporters of previous conflicts who can compare current press methods and practices with those of yesteryear.

Some of us remember the BBC's intrepid war correspondent Kate Adie - the absence of front-line reporters such as Kate from the Ukraine is remarkable for any leading news organisation, but unforgivable for our "national treasure". I'm not necessarily saying that Kate was an unbiased war correspondent (my memory isn't that good and I was less critical in those days), but she was at least nominally reporting from the front.

This is perhaps a bit laboured, but if you stick with it I think you are sure to learn something about both journalism, and the events of Ukraine war. 

Quite revealing.

(36 minutes)

 

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