Thursday, December 28, 2006
More Gov't Suppression Of War Reporting
Not Bush and Iraq. This goes back to World War II and a reporter's coverage of the devastation at Nagasaki. Nothing scares the government more than describing and showing the actual horrors of war. Probably because people are far less likely to accept going to war except under the most dire circumstances when they see its costs. And in the case of Nagasaki (where war with Japan was inevitable), the government knows people would be wary of weapons of mass destruction that target innocent civilians.