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September 14th, 2014
12:25 PM ET

Where are the anti-war voices on TV?

Rep. Barbara Lee, the only member of Congress to vote against the use of force authorization in Afghanistan in 2001, talks to Brian Stelter about why we hear so few anti-war voices on cable news.

Lee said that in her experience, voices of dissent are rarely "called to be on the media and in the press to have these kinds of discussions."

"I think it is, in many ways, derelict, because we are here to make sure that people know what is going on, that they understand the issues, that they know what the crises are about, so they can really understand what the solutions could be. But if they the only have one point of view, that's the point of view they take and embrace."

Asked about polls that show Americans are "increasingly concerned that ISIS represents a direct terror threat," Lee suggested news organizations are partly responsible: "The media has really focused on a lot of the very terrible things that are going on."

"I think it is important... that we not allow fear to settle in."

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  1. Leon Cervantes

    The voices? They have never been asked to appear. Try any one of the many figures in the anti-war movement whose writing is often featured on lewrockwell.com. But they won't play the game that the government wants from the media, so that is all I have to say about that.

    September 15, 2014 at 4:48 am | Reply

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