Félicien Kabuga, Director of the Popular Radio Station – Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, Goes on Trial for Genocide After Using Media for Hate-speech.

It can’t happen here in the U.S. . . . or could it?

New York Times 9/29/22:


“The power of the media to create and destroy human values comes with great responsibility,” said the summary of a judgment issued in 2003. “Those who control the media are accountable for its consequences.”

How TV Show Producers Twist Things for Ratings and Their Own Political Prejudices to Influence Millions

From Robert Reich in the Guardian:


“the point I want to make is , , , about the people who produce popular TV talkshows.

“They decide two hugely important things: (1) the topics to be discussed, and (2) how those topics are framed.

“These two decisions determine what issues the public focuses on (out of an almost infinite number bubbling up each day) and what’s debatable about them (out of an almost infinite number of possibilities).

“And these two determinations in turn fuel public emotions – ranging from anger, indignation and outrage, to hope, pride and confidence. They affect our daily conversations. They shape our politics. They divide or connect Americans. They help set the national agenda.”