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Thread by @ggreenwald: "In late 2016, @RandPaul tried to stop the US from supplying Saudi Arabia with the bombs and other weapons it was using to destroy Yemen. Wat […]"

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In late 2016, @RandPaul tried to stop the US from supplying Saudi Arabia with the bombs and other weapons it was using to destroy Yemen. Watch what @wolfblitzer suggested to him on CNN about why that was a bad and radical idea:
In the scheme of deciding who is good and who is bad: what weight do we give to those who assisted the Saudis in destroying Yemen and creating one of the world's worst humanitarian crises versus those who tried to stop that? What role has the heroic US media played in this?
Beyond @RandPaul, one of the other few consistent voices in Washington objecting to the US/UK/Saudi destruction of Yemen since it began in 2015 is @ChrisMurphyCT. The role of the US media, as always with US wars, has been to suppress, ignore, justify, or propagandize.
One of the favorite phrases the US media loves to recite to justify and elevate what they do, and to delegitimize their critics and those who do journalism outside of their structures, is "real reporting." There's never a discussion of what they mean by that. There should be.
Many people have strong opinions about which TV hosts you are and are not allowed to be interviewed by. The CNN personality who suggested that the US should continue to arm the Saudis to destroy Yemen to maximize defense industry profits - Wolf Blitzer - is on the "allowed" list.
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