Paul Joseph Goebbels, Third Reich Minister of Propagands said in 1942: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."
Blacklisted from gainful employment in a field in which he excelled for 30 years, and muzzled by mainstream media for daring to expose the truth, Peter Brock's Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting is now in its second edition.
This book is written about more than 30 foreign correspondants who lied, manipulated, omitted and fabricated their stories about the Civil Wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. In essence they deceived the world, yet most people today still believe that "350,000" were killed, according to President Clinton's last inaugural address. By the time this book was published in 2005, it was a well known fact that less than 90,000 were killed on all sides according to the ICRC and most human rights organizations, but the media continues to remain silent and still resort to repeating the 300,000 figure as though this were true.
The "Breadline Massacre" attributed to the Serbs and used to place sanctions on Serbia has turned out to be the war crimes of Bopsnian Muslims who were willing to slaughter their own people with Claymore mines placed under the food tables in this Sarajevo market, in order to gain internaitonal sympathy.
The stories of "60,000 Bosnia rape victims," was another hoax perpetrated on the ignorant world much like the hoax that "Durbovnik was destroyed" according to Anthony Lewis of the New York Times who repeated this hideous lie numerous times when the truth was know that the Croats burned old auto tires through out the walled city, then had the area photographed with telephoto lenses to look like Dubrovnik was burning... NO IT WAS ONLY SMOKING. But those lies did not stop and images of destroyed parts of Dubrovnik were sent throughout the world's media by the mayor of Dubrovnik. Those photographs turned out to be images of bombed Vukovar several years earlier.
David Binder, former Foreign Correspondent in the Balkans for the New York Times wrote the foreword for this book, knowing full well that he would be going against his former employer and exposing their omission, if not, their dishonest reporting. Here is what Binder says about Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting:
"Throbbing like a muffled drumbeat throughout this book is the contention that in the Balkan conflicts the media served as a co-belligerent clearly taking one side media travesties catalogued here involve such past notables of The New York Times as correspondent, Roger Cohen, and columnists William Safire and Anthony Lewis. Brock also nails the late Peter Jennings of ABC News, Tom Gjelten of National Public Radio, Christiane Amanpour of CNN, Christian Science Monitor s David Rohde and Mary Battiata of The Washington Post." [via]