Why the Mainstream Media Is Gung-Ho on War and Silencing Antiwar Voices

Corporate media’s addiction to infotainment is stifling debate in our country.

According to a new study by Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), the corporate-controlled mainstream media completely failed to present both sides of the story in the build-up to increased US action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

FAIR found that during the key moments leading up to increased US military intervention, it was nearly impossible to find an antiwar guest on the airwaves.

FAIR’s study looked at a number of discussions and news programs between September 7 and September 21 of this year.

Those programs included the major Sunday network news shows, as well as CNN’s “Situation Room,” Fox News’ “Special Report” and MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

The findings of the study are pretty remarkable.

In total, 205 guests appeared on the programs studied to talk about US military options in Iraq and Syria, but, just 6 of those guests voiced any type of opposition to US military involvement.

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