Media cleansing, dirty reporting : Journalism and Tragedy in Yugoslavia

Peter Brock

GMBooks Los Angeles, 2005.

25 cm, 328 str.

meki povez, latinica

ISBN: 1882383303

Foreword by David Binder, former Washington/Balkan Correspondent for the New York Times.\ Five years in exhaustive preparation and writing, Media Cleansing- Dirty Reporting, is the blockbuster book by American journalist Peter Brock that exposes the shocking record of the Western media's war reporting in the breakup of Yugoslavia and their collusion that deceived the world during the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo.\ This book will reveal why mainstream media refuses to interview this award winning journalist. At the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on March 17th, 2006, David Binder called for the revocation of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting awarded to John Burns of the New York Times and Roy Gutman of Newsday saying- ". . .in all fairness and honesty, the Pulitzer should be revoked . . .or give Janet Cooke's Pulitzer back."\ This is THE story that the pack journalists, correspondents and editors would not, and will not write.\ Here are the documented contradictions, the profession-wide errors, admissions, confessions and suppression by the reporters and correspondents who were co-participants in the deliberate dismantling of a sovereign nation, inflaming governments and the United Nations, politicians and manipulating public opinion.\ This is the book that was feared by the mainstream American and European press since 1993 when "Dateline Yugoslavia- The Partisan Press" was published by this author in Foreign Policy, the journal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, D.C.). It reverberated throughout Western capitals, shattering the media's self-illusions about impartiality, objectivity, fairness and truth and provoked an unprecedented reaction and backlash from media organizations, journalistic societies, academics and government leaders, leading to street protests in Europe, and even a "press trial"!\ Media Cleansing. . ., adapted from the outcry of "ethnic cleansing" that drove the decade-long civil wars, shows how Western journalism became THE essential war propaganda. Invasion, occupation, repression, and selective prosecution of war criminals resulted from the media hysteria over so-called "rape camps", "concentration camps", and deliberate policies of atrocity, mass murder and chemical warfare being re-introduced to mainland Europe. Hundreds of thousands were brutally evicted from homelands occupied for centuries by their ancestors. Horrific economic sanctions were deliberately inflicted, causing generation-wide disease, birth defects and chronic maladies unseen since medieval times - and that will persevere for decades! Agricultural lands are laced with radioactive debris from depleted uranium and toxic chemicals. Widespread air and water pollution contaminate not only former areas of conflict in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo but adjacent Balkan nations, as riparian ecosystems in the lower 600 miles of the Danube River watershed are disrupted if not destroyed forever. Uncounted

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