Scott Horton Interviews Robert Parry

Scott Horton, January 04, 2011

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Robert Parry, founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com, discusses how discredited mainstream journalists like Judith Miller keep getting TV appearances while the reporters who got it right about Iraq, don’t; how the muckraking press corps of yesteryear was replaced by a bevy of sycophantic stenographers; the punishment/reward system for journalists that makes very clear the kind of reporting required for promotions; the infamous pre-Gulf War April Glaspie memo that shows the US took no position on the Iraq-Kuwait border dispute; how George H.W. Bush started an unnecessary war to eradicate the “Vietnam syndrome” of American aversion to war; and how US triumphalism in post-Soviet occupied Afghanistan escalated the civil war that eventually brought the Taliban to power in 1996.

MP3 here. (26:03)

Robert Parry is an investigative journalist who won the George Polk Award in 1984 for reporting on the Iran-Contra affair and uncovering Oliver North’s involvement in it. He is the founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, Trick or Treason: The October Surprise Mystery and Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

4 Responses to “Robert Parry”

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  2. Why do some of us continue to be "shocked, shocked" that the mainstream media continues to uphold the liar reporters and shun those who get it right. They are part and parcel of the corporatocracy, and cannot behave any differently. Lets just get over it and move on to more productive discourse.

  3. yea what a dope hittler style harion addict

    the disturbing thing is he says nixon was guilty. so???? r u saying he's innocent?

    i'm just reading between the lines.

  4. Good stuff. More like this!

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