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Democracy Now’s Non-Correction on Nuclear Vote

By Sam Husseini | November 1, 2016

Follow up to my piece ‘Democracy Now!’ Gets Nuclear Ban Vote Totally Wrong:

After I posted my piece on Friday, “Democracy Now!” changed the transcript to read:

The United Nations on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to start talks aimed at abolishing all nuclear weapons. The landmark resolution will see the U.N. convene a conference next year to negotiate a legally binding instrument for worldwide nuclear prohibition. The vote was 123-38, with 16 countries abstaining. [Not supporting the measure] were all nine known nuclear states: China, Russia, France, the U.K., India, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea and the United States.

But this is also incorrect. As I noted in my piece, North Korea in fact voted for the proposal. There has apparently been no on-air correction or pseudo-correction — the following program’s headlines made no mention of the vote.

This is no minor matter. What’s needed is a basic acknowledgement and understanding of the role the U.S. government and NATO play in ensuring the continuation of the nuclear weapons threat. “Democracy Now” is unwilling to make that acknowledgement.

November 1, 2016 - Posted by | Deception, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , , ,

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