IRAQ WAR MEDIA TRACKING -- Thanks For Your HelpGrace ReidJune 22, 2005
MEDIA TRACKING TO BRING END TO WAR IN IRAQThanks for your help, KossacksI have been receiving loads of replies on my media tracking project, and some surprising breaks in the US media reporting of the illegal war in Iraq.I have started four blogs for media trackers who want to help in this project.
PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT
To break through media blackout. To bring the news to the US, (via the UK, if necessary) To counterattack falsehood with fact, to expose the illegal war as it was developing and reported in the US. Ultimately the goal of this project is to bring a speedy end to the war in Iraq through the public becoming more aware of the insidious origins of the illegal war of aggression against Iraq.Pick a target area, and dates to work within (Google lets you search between certain dates) when you get your list, find US sources for stories, then a list of UK stories.THERE ARE FOUR BLOGS YOU CAN POST TO. (e mail me if you want itsgrimm at hotmail dot com)
I need your help with US media tracking on some very important issues:
1. RAF Bombing to Goad Saddam Into War.
This was first reported to dKos by Welshman on the 29th of May. That was Michael Smith. RAF BOMBING TO GOAD SADDAM INTO WAR . Michael Smith of TimesOnLine, and formerly of the Telgraph is the best journalist on the subject of ILLEGAL WAR IRAQ that I have found. Sunday we had another article on the same subject by Norton Taylor RAF bombing raids on Iraq no-fly zone defied Foreign Office legal advice, say Lib Dems .
It has been 32 days and this story has, as far as I can find, only been reported once in the US Main Stream Media. (I do mean mainstream, and not blogs, and not alternative news like Alternet, Common Dreams, or Iraq Occupation Watch.ATTENTION: Media Trackers on this subject should pay special attention to the phrase "SPIKES OF ACTIVITY"The details follow the leak to The Sunday Times of minutes of a key meeting in July 2002 at which Blair and his war cabinet discussed how to make “regime change