Friends, once again Robert Parry, one of America's finest investigative journalists, hits the nail on the head.
Mainstream media (MSM) are wholly in step with whatever Washington's "short-term" decision makers create for policy.
These short "term-ers" demand and get near total compliance from the NYT, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and TV talk shows. This means Americans are saturated with only one point of view 24/7, since the channels and mega papers are stepped down to every large-to-midsized-to-tiny channel or newspaper throughout America which then repeats the same byline, the same slant. Knowing and respecting both sides of the Ukraine/Russia issue is critical to our national survival.
This drumbeat for war with Russia is the only war America is in that could extinguish all life on this planet.
Make no mistake, friends, this is hugely dangerous, and our short-term decision makers are sailing right up to the brink with their war drums as though it's a skirmish they can easily take care of. The media conveniently pay no attention to excellent Internet news sources, our superb investigative journalists who have broken huge stories in the past, or analyses from countries other than Europe and UK (who are obligated to Washington's short-term policy makers), even when it's detrimental to their own countries. Joe Biden seemed a bit amused to admit that, "We had to embarrass European leaders to get them to go along with the sanctions." How awful! I'm embarrassed for my country.