Media Matters President Angelo Carusone

Did you know that the handful of guests invited on the top three news networks to comment on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan are also responsible for pushing for the invasion 20 years ago? Angelo Carusone, President of Media Matters for America (MMFA) shows how that small group of guests appeared on those networks to discuss Afghanistan a total of 51 times in 10 days, ultimately shaping the coverage and giving little to no time for those who have been advocating for peace. And it should come as no surprise those people have a vested interest in the war itself. Additionally, Angelo and his team at MMFA demonstrate how the media did not adequately cover Trump’s deal with the Taliban and largely ignored the sole congresswoman who voted against invading Afghanistan.
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