Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Why Don't the Corporate Media in NATO Countries
Publish the Other Side of the Story?
By Iranian Journalist
Al-Jazeerah, ccun.org, May 10, 2010
The "elephant in the room" that the
author did not mention, as an explanation to his important question, is the
simple fact that majority of the corporate media in NATO countries are owned
and controlled by Zionists, who promote ONLY Israeli and global Zionist
interests. These media units have one major objective to achieve:
Indoctrination of NATO nations to the Zionist GROUPTHINK, or narrow view of
the world. If they allow their captive audiences to be exposed to the other
side of the story, then the indoctrination process will be disrupted, which
will also disrupt the global agenda of the Zionist Empire.
Why don't they publish us?
From the Guardian
and New York Times to the Washington Post and Reuters, I've submitted
several op-ed pieces and articles to the world's mainstream media outlets
and newspapers over the past years. All of my submissions were responded
Intrinsically, it's an ambition of every
journalist to reach out to a greater audience, achieve more exposure, make
progress and improve his portfolio. Putting aside the primary motive of
being renowned as a reference of public attention, the journalist aims to
elevate his own viewpoint and advertise the way he looks into different
matters as a precise and rectified account. The journalist is primarily
looking for ways to exalt his own interpretation of stories and inculcate
the reader a supposedly reliable, accurate analysis of a certain incident
which is presumably "what he believes".
Thinking of methods to
expand his coverage, journalist's principal purpose is to get in touch
with the global audiences, instruct them on the basis of his own mindset,
advocate a certain philosophy and denounce the other scopes of thought.
This is actually how the journalist accomplishes his mission regardless of
his ideological and reflective belongingness.
mission of a journalist is to enlighten the public opinions, help them
distinguish the right from wrong and encourage the value of critical
thinking. Although the journalism of 21st century has become an
instrumental mechanism of disseminating falsehood, launching black
propaganda and psychological warfare, the foremost responsibility of a
journalist is to tell the truth even at the cost of his own defeat.
Anyway, I haven't come this long way to advocate the principles and
fundamentals of journalism and sermonize about the basis of ethnic
journalism; neither have I come to enumerate the responsibilities of a
decent journalist and itemize his duties in respect of the public
opinions. What I would like to discuss is the reasons why "they" don't
So who are "they" and who are those "us"?
"They" are the chained, corporate media outlets whose interests are
intertwined with together. "They" are the news networks, websites, magazines
and journals who are afraid of the other side of the story, so "they" prefer
to withhold it from the public or distort it the other way.
are the media outlets who are wise enough to recognize the difference
between "nuclear energy" and "nuclear bomb", and that's why they use them
interchangeably while translating the speeches of the Iranian President.
"They" are the media outlets who are courteous and considerate enough
to refer to the American President as President Obama and call the Iranian
President "the hardliner".
"They" are the media outlets who feel free to run the most insulting and
offensive cartoons about the Prophet of Islam whom some 1.5 billion people
around the world venerate and glorify, because the "freedom of speech"
allows them to do so. Interestingly, the same "freedom of speech" disallows
them to publish a cartoon questioning the veracity of holocaust or an
interview with a German political prisoner who has been jailed for 7 years
simply due to his "visa overstay"!
"They" are the media outlets who
can ridicule a nation of 70-million people by calling them "terrorists"
collectively. "They" are the media outlets who can equalize a divine
religion with radical terrorism, simply because they're free to express
whatever they think by the virtue of "freedom of expression". "They" are the
media networks who can invite the government opponents in a Third World
country to break out into the streets, vandalize the public properties and
stage a color revolution, because they have the authority and influence to
"They" are those who can disregard the massacre of more than
1300 Palestinians as "collateral damage" and conflate the vicious carnage of
Gaza with Israel's right to self-defense. "They" are those who can't ever
tolerate for Israel only five minutes of the disastrous incidents which the
Palestinian people are undergoing.
So, who is this "us"? It is us,
who can't turn a blind eye to the atrocities of a racist regime whose
existence is hinged on killing, destroying and devastating. It's us, who
can't keep silent, remain indifferent and unconcernedly tolerate the
offensive massacre of Palestinian people in the most brutal way. It's us who
can't digest the double standards of the hegemonic superpowers. Why should
the United States who has dropped hundreds of nuclear bombs on the heads of
people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and seized the lives of millions of
innocent people impose financial sanctions on Iran which is trying to
develop nuclear energy for civilian purposes? What's the fault of millions
of Iranian people who are in dire need of special types of medicine which
should be imported from the European countries? It's us, who can't call
these unilateral and crippling sanctions a respectful homage to the
so-called virtue of human rights; if these medicines are not imported to the
country, millions of "human beings" will be exposed to the risk of death;
it's us who want to call the hegemonic powers to minimally respect the
"human rights" which they've invented themselves.
It's "us", who don't classify people on the basis of their color, race,
religion or nationality. We don't consider the black, impoverished Africans
to be socially lower or less important than the sumptuous, well-off whites
of Northern Europe. We don't call the Muslims terrorist altogether.
It's "us", who don't reiterate the obsolete threatening sentence of
"all options are on the table". Unlike President Obama and his affiliated
media outlets including, among others, Fox News and Voice of America we
don't threaten any country of a nuclear strike and don't stage a propaganda
project against any nation to demoralize them 24 hours a day.
are countless differences between "them" and "us" and that's why they'll
never publish something which is written by "us". The other side of the
story has to remain obscured and unrevealed routinely. It will not be a
privilege for them to discuss something which is "out of context" or out of
"popular interest", so it's not that much of a surprise to receive emails,
telling us that "we receive many more submissions than we can publish; thank
you this time, but we may regret thatů"
In their eyes, our writings
always contain a hoard of grammatical slips, factual errors, contextual
deviations and whatever of the writing gaffes and inaccuracies you may
That's why they don't publish us.
The author is a freelance Iranian journalist.