Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses how WikiLeaks badly underestimated the mainstream media’s ability to filter out material damaging to government, the Russian debunking of the US theory that Iran got advanced ballistic missiles from N. Korea, the New York Times’ leading role in spreading anti-Iran propaganda and how omissions within the Pentagon’s Afghanistan progress report indicate the insurgency’s growing strength.
MP3 here. (18:02)
Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.