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  • propaganda
    extraordinary this was It was not O Toole s presence as an actor that excited them but the image of Lawrence of Arabia a man who had lived and died before they were even born 4 comments Fake or real shots define this war May 16 2004 0 comments in journalism propaganda The Daily Mirror s admission that its photographs of British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners were fakes only highlights the importance of images in this war It was the Mirror s demand for visual evidence to support its informants claims of abuse by British soldiers claims which are likely to prove correct that led to the faking of the photographs We should have seen it coming because in no other war have iconic images played such a major role in the outcome or changed public perception so radically 0 comments Deadly secrets April 29 2004 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The furore about Australia s intelligence community its failures tainted reports politicisation poor management and damaging disputes with its officers is not unique It is typical of what has been occuring in all Western intelligence services since 9 11 blasted them out of their complacent mind set Trained to cope with the major Cold War monster the Soviet Union they failed not only to identify the new threat but even to imagine what it might be The collapse of communism something which incidentally came as a complete surprise to every Western intelligence service left them desperate to find ways of justifying their existence 0 comments The spooks are untouchable February 1 2004 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The Hutton inquiry has confirmed what we all should have guessed Britain s secret intelligence services are untouchable It does not matter how badly wrong they were on Iraq and how often they have got things wrong in the past They will continue to go from strength to strength because as Lord Hutton realised they are in bed with the government and a major power in the land Lord Hutton s narrow terms of reference did not allow him to examine the intelligence services role in making the case for war and the accuracy of the dodgy dossier This was he said beyond my remit 0 comments From No 10 with love why is New Labour so passionate about spies August 31 2003 1 comment in Articles propaganda spying One of the Hutton Inquiry s little surprises concerns the relationship between the Labour government and the top ranks of the British intelligence community They are in love Downing Street s Director of Communications Alastair Campbell regards John Scarlett once our top spy in Moscow and now chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee as a mate Tony Blair is immensely grateful for the help the intelligence services gave in the preparation of the dossier on the threat posed by Iraq At the urging of an unnamed spymaster the Secret Intelligence Service SIS empties its files trying to find a few nuggets

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  • review
    speech heaved with laughter and passed the letter back to the reporter It read My name is John Breen and I want my arse painted green for St Patrick s Day 0 comments Book Review Black Kettle and Full Moon November 1 2003 0 comments in Articles Australia review This is history at its sparkling best interesting enlightening painstaking and objective If you want to know about prime ministers and politicians wars and class economics and production religion and sport then look elsewhere This is a book about people ordinary Australians and how they organised their daily life a long while ago It describes where they lived how they shopped what they ate and how they cooked it what they drank and why It tell us how they kept warm and cool how they lit their houses what they wore and where they bought it It begins in the middle of the 19th century when there were less than half a million white Australians and ends with the First World War when there were five million 0 comments Book review Manhattan to Baghdad by Paul McGeough March 22 2003 0 comments in Articles review Paul McGeough is a distinguished member of a fast vanishing band of journalists the roving foreign correspondent Once upon a time every newspaper had at least one In the golden age the 60s and 70s some had four or five Few lasted long The things they had seen the drink the corrupting influence of expense accounts and five star hotels the strain of a part time marriage and the deadening feeling that history was circular and what they were writing about they had written before pushed them into early retirement The accountants appalled at what they cost made certain they were not replaced 0 comments Capa s greatest creation himself September 1 2002 1 comment in Articles journalism review Let s get the bad stuff over first Robert Capa was a liar a compulsive gambler a depressive a heavy drinker and a womaniser especially with prostitutes He used people broke promises and when he was accused of being a communist and the U S State Department kept his passport he named names to get it back At the urging of the appalling Henry Luce the founder of Life and producer of the March of Time newsreel series he staged Republican attacks on Fascist positions during the Spanish Civil War and filmed them noting that they looked more real than if they had actually taken place And I maintain he faked the most famous war photograph of all time the Spanish soldier at the moment of death 1 comment Book review Kennedy s Wars May 16 2002 1 comment in Articles miscellaneous review In the middle of the Cuban Bay of Pigs fiasco the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff came to President Kennedy and gave him the bad news The Cuban exile troops were trapped on the beach Kennedy would have to reverse his public

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  • war
    nearly nine years since President Bush declared a global war on terror so it is fair to ask how is it going Well the first point to make is that it is not called a war on terror anymore It is the global struggle against violent extremists But whatever it is termed the 1 comment Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war

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  • General
    taken from the Evatt Foundation website The Evatt Foundation proudly presents a pre dinner public seminar on The Death of Investigative Journalism and Who Killed It Featuring Phillip Knightley with Chris Masters The age of the war correspondent as hero is clearly over concluded Phillip Knightley in the recent edition of his classic study The First Casualty As the world awaits war governments their spin doctors propagandists and military commanders will intensify their focus on controlling the media History suggests that lies manipulation news management distortion omission slant and gullible coverage will be the order of the day 0 comments I used to be a war a year man Don McCullin May 11 2000 1 comment in Articles General journalism On the way down to Somerset to see the famous photographer Don McCullin for a man to man chat about war women and the meaning of life I recalled that the last time we had done this was in the back of a taxi on the road between Suez and Cairo The Six Day War was about to start and our attempt to get to the likely scene of action had been thwarted by our treacherous taxi driver He handed us over to the Egyptian security police who sent us packing On the long drive back we reminisced about our early days in journalism McCullin said that his break had not been as legend has it The Observer photographs of a youth gang in his home suburb of Finsbury Park north London but of something much more in keeping with his subsequent career 1 comment Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on

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  • 9/11
    0 comments in Articles terrorism It is four years since President Bush declared a global war on terror so it is fair to ask how is it going Well the first point to make is that it is not a war on terror anymore One of Washington s sneakier tactics is that if a crucial policy begins to lose public support you don t change the policy you just change its name and carry on So it is no longer the war on terror It is the global struggle against violent extremists 0 comments A permanent casualty The death of investigative journalism and who killed it February 15 2003 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda Before we get around to revealing the names of the murderers I think I d better anticipate some of the criticism that my colleagues in the journalism game might throw at me You know that helpful constructive criticism on the lines of here s another old fart looking back at the Golden Age of journalism that never really existed Let s pre empt that More by luck than skill I spent most of my 60 years in journalism in yes the Golden Age and the comparison I have to make is between that age and what passes for journalism today I started as a copyboy for David McNichol senior on the old Daily Telegraph Remarkably for a columnist who spent his later years as a bon viveur McNichol kept me busy running down Castlereagh Street to the greasy Greeks to bring him back a double hamburger with egg on which he seemed to thrive I got my break on the Northern Star in Lismore as a cadet reporter doing what I have since termed public service journalism keeping the people of Lismore informed of what

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  • al-Jazeera
    or changed public perception so radically 0 comments History or bunkem April 1 2003 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda The Pentagon made it clear from the beginning of the war against Iraq that there would be no censorship What it failed to say was that war correspondents might well find themselves in a situation similar to that in Korea in 1950 This was described by one American correspondent as the military saying You can write what you like but if we don t like it we ll shoot you The figures in Iraq tell a terrible story Fifteen media people dead with two missing presumed dead If you consider how short the campaign was Iraq will be notorious as the most dangerous war for journalists ever This is bad enough But and here we tread on delicate ground it is a fact that the largest single group of them appear to have been killed by the American military 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy

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  • al Qaeda
    in Articles terrorism There are no tanks at Heathrow yet There is no ring of troops around London s financial district yet But Britain is on a heightened state of alert as police at Paddington Green station continue to question terrorist suspects arrested at gunpoint in raids across the country earlier in the week Across the Atlantic the Americans are on orange the second highest alert as the Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge said new intelligence suggested that al Qaeda planned car or truck bomb attacks on the Citicorp building the New York Stock Exchange and the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank buildings in Washington American banks in London could also be targets 0 comments Deadly secrets April 29 2004 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The furore about Australia s intelligence community its failures tainted reports politicisation poor management and damaging disputes with its officers is not unique It is typical of what has been occuring in all Western intelligence services since 9 11 blasted them out of their complacent mind set Trained to cope with the major Cold War monster the Soviet Union they failed not only to identify the new threat but even to imagine what it might be The collapse of communism something which incidentally came as a complete surprise to every Western intelligence service left them desperate to find ways of justifying their existence 0 comments History or bunkem April 1 2003 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda The Pentagon made it clear from the beginning of the war against Iraq that there would be no censorship What it failed to say was that war correspondents might well find themselves in a situation similar to that in Korea in 1950 This was described by one American correspondent as the military saying You can write what you like but if we don t like it we ll shoot you The figures in Iraq tell a terrible story Fifteen media people dead with two missing presumed dead If you consider how short the campaign was Iraq will be notorious as the most dangerous war for journalists ever This is bad enough But and here we tread on delicate ground it is a fact that the largest single group of them appear to have been killed by the American military 0 comments Book review Manhattan to Baghdad by Paul McGeough March 22 2003 0 comments in Articles review Paul McGeough is a distinguished member of a fast vanishing band of journalists the roving foreign correspondent Once upon a time every newspaper had at least one In the golden age the 60s and 70s some had four or five Few lasted long The things they had seen the drink the corrupting influence of expense accounts and five star hotels the strain of a part time marriage and the deadening feeling that history was circular and what they were writing about they had written before pushed them into early retirement The accountants appalled at what they cost made

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  • australia
    being miserable people living in a cold old country Will England now justifiably rub the Australians faces in the mud And will relations between the two countries never be the same again Of course not Nothing will change England has been gracious in victory The team paid tribute to Australia s gallant effort English supporters joined Australians in singing Waltzing Matilda in the stands after the match Yes the Australian press reported the result under the headline Read This And Weep and many did But they were often consoled by English fans who know only too well what it is like to be gutted by your team s defeat 0 comments Can we survive six weeks of Australia October 11 2003 0 comments in Articles Australia We can handle six weeks of World Cup rugby but can we survive six weeks of Australia Here s a country just a little over 100 years old and with only 20 million people that is a world leader in so many fields and not afraid to boast about it Six weeks of seeing and hearing confident optimistic Australians enjoying their life in their Spring sunshine as our winter closes in may be too much even for Rugby fans 0 comments Evatt seminar Investigative journalism November 9 2002 0 comments in General journalism A special Evatt Sunset Seminar Investigative Journalism Phillip Knightley with Chris Masters was held today at the Seymour Theatre Centre in Sydney The following is taken from the Evatt Foundation website The Evatt Foundation proudly presents a pre dinner public seminar on The Death of Investigative Journalism and Who Killed It Featuring Phillip Knightley with Chris Masters The age of the war correspondent as hero is clearly over concluded Phillip Knightley in the recent edition of his classic study The First Casualty As the world awaits war governments their spin doctors propagandists and military commanders will intensify their focus on controlling the media History suggests that lies manipulation news management distortion omission slant and gullible coverage will be the order of the day 0 comments Australia A Biography of a Nation 2000 September 21 2000 4 comments in Books Part history part travelogue part memoir this book tells the inspiring story of how a one time British colony with only two sorts of citizens convicts and gaolers turned itself into a proud prosperous and confident country the greatest sporting nation on earth where the citizens of its high leisure cities enjoy a lifestyle that is the envy of the world Despite the appalling bloodshed of two world wars the horror of the great depression strikes riots secret armies and near civil wars out of this amazing mix grew a new and unique character the Australian Through the eyes of ordinary people struggling with their passions hopes dreams and ambitions Phillip Knightley describes the journey that has taken the Great South Land from a dark racist and often murderous past to a working multi cultural society Buy Australia A Biography of a

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