I'd like this thread to be a catch-all for talking about the corporate media's coverage leading up to military conflict... most especially the current drama unfolding with Iran. The "liberal media"... riiiiiiiiiiight. As a primer, we'll start with this video summing up the Iran coverage of late, which increasingly continues to resemble the same surface logic nonsense that we witnessed before Iraq: US mainstream media: Beating war drums? US mainstream media: Beating war drums? — RT My first challenge to anyone: If it is indeed the media's responsibility to tell both/all sides of the story, how come we never see peace advocates on any of the major networks given the same amount of time that retired generals and fascist *******s like John Bolton get? You never see them. Where is the balanced coverage from a fourth estate that steers dialogue towards red-meat talking points that ramp up the anxiety and fear? When does a network (even one like MSNBC) have an analyst or advocate on that reminds the people that the IAEA says the exact opposite of what RW think tanks continue to insist regarding Iran? Or merely reminds America that the U.S. can not afford another war, neither financially nor in terms of man-power?