By Felix Quigley
July 10, 2008
Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting Journalism & Tragedy in Yugoslavia, by Peter Brock
This review of the vital book of Peter Brock by Global Research writer Edward S. Herman deals in detail with the way that the top journalists used the evidence of frauds and crooks. They took the word of partisans in the struggle because essentially they were consumed with racist hatred against the Serbs. It could have been the 1940s Holocaust again and in place of phobia against the Serbs read Jews and Serbs.
Brock’s analysis of the work of Roy Gutman is equally devastating. He shows compellingly that Gutman was not A Witness to Genocide (the title of Gutman 1993 book based on his dispatches from Bosnia), but rather an agent of propaganda provided, directly or indirectly, by parties with an axe to grind.
And that sums it up. Read this review of Brock to understand better what motivated people like Maggie O’Kane and the British ITN journalists who created “The picture that fooled the world” Continue reading