Re: Chomsky (was: Christopher Hitchens' Column)

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 22:40:20 MDT

 jeff davis <> Wrote:

> [...]the power elites who run US foreign policy[...]

1) US foreign policy is a powerful thing.
2) Everybody can not run US foreign policy.
3) Those who do run US foreign policy can not be anything other
     than a "power elite". You were expecting something else?

"Power elite" has an antiquated almost humorous smell about it, like
"horse-less carriage" or "Imperialist" or "luminiferous ether" or "running
dog capitalist pig".

>the corporate-owned media's

Somebody has to own it, you'd prefer the US government run it?

>Chomsky has contrasted the high-volume media coverage
>of the Khmer Rouge atrocities with the low-volume
>coverage of the atrocities committed in the same
>period by Indonesia's US-sanctioned invasion of East Timor.

All atrocities should be condemned but to do it by saying my holocaust
is worse than your holocaust shows a moral tone deafness that is
staggering to contemplate.

         John K Clark

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