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Posted by: bill ( Obfusconfusion ) on April 29, 1999 at 10:24:55:

More on the subject of media manipulation


"The following excerpts come from a 1987 New York Times article. The
strongly pro-Serb bias of the article stands in stark contrast to the
current demonization of Serbia by the mainstream media, clearly
showing the eagerness of the American media to shape the 'news' to
conform to shifting U.S. goals:

"Ethnic Albanians in the Government have manipulated public funds and
regulations to take over land belonging to Serbs....Slavic Orthodox
churches have been attacked, and flags have been torn down. Wells have
been poisoned and crops burned. Slavic boys have been knifed, and some
young ethnic Albanians have been told by their elders to rape Serbian
girls....The principal battleground is the region called Kosovo....As
Slavs flee the protracted violence, Kosovo is becoming what ethnic
Albanian nationalists have been demanding for years, and especially
strongly since the bloody rioting by ethnic Albanians in Pristina in
1981 - an 'ethnically pure' Albanian region, a 'Republic of Kosovo' in
all but name....Were the ethnic tensions restricted to Kosovo,
Yugoslavia's problems with its Albanian nationals might be more
manageable....The federal Secretary for National Defense, Fleet Adm.
Branko Mamula, told the army's party organization in September of
efforts by ethnic Albanians to subvert the armed forces....Ethnic
Albanians already control almost every phase of life in the autonomous
province of Kosovo, including the police, judiciary, schools and

The New York Times, November 1, 1987

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