by Zoe Pollock
Jeremy Scahill chronicles the smear campaign against Al-Jazeera during the Bush years:
The Falluja offensive, one of the bloodiest assaults of the US occupation, was a turning point. ... Some 600 Iraqis died, many of them women and children. Al Jazeera broadcast from inside the besieged city, beaming images to the world. On live TV the network gave graphic documentary evidence disproving US denials that it was killing civilians. It was a public relations disaster, and the United States responded by attacking the messenger.