A key reason that the US has so many wars is that big US media have a strong pro-war, pro-Empire bias. You rarely see big US media badgering a politician for supporting a war that turned out to be a catastrophe. But it’s commonplace for big US media to badger politicians for opposing wars, even catastrophic ones.
CNN journalist Anderson Cooper is a perfect example of this phenomenon.
Here’s Anderson Cooper, badgering Bernie Sanders at the first Democratic debate for opposing the CIA’s illegal war on Nicaragua in the 1980s:
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