Is The U.S. Military Blackballing Journalists?

Nick Turse, The Nation: The US Military is Blackballing Journalists

After years of critical coverage, the US Africa Command axed investigative reporter Nick Turse and The Intercept from its daily media review.

f a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Or to bring this thought experiment into the modern age—if it happens in the forest, does it stay in the forest? I ask this question because it has a bearing on the article to come. Specifically, what if an article of mine on the U.S. military appears somewhere in our media world and that military refuses to notice? Does it have an impact?

Before I explain, I need to shout a little: AFRICOM! AFRICOM! AFRICOM!

Any media monitoring service working for U.S. Africa Command, the umbrella organization for American military activity on the African continent, would obviously notice that outburst and provide a “clip” of this article to the command.

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WNU Editor: Is Nick Turse a journalist, and is the Intercept a legitimate news organization, in the eyes of the Pentagon/Africom the answer is no. Banning reports and news organizations is nothing new, but what is bothersome is the silence from mainstream media.

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