Ron Unz today addresses the long-established pattern by which mainstream media manage to ignore the important. My personal list of examples would include the absence of evidence (and sense) behind charges that Hussein had WMD and intended to use them, back in 2002 and 2003; the continuous obfuscation over the absence of evidence that Iran constitued any real “nuclear threat,” given the absence of any nuclear weapons in Iran; the poverty of evidence (and sense) behind a number of charges that the Damascus regime had used chemical weapons against US and other foreign-backed jihadists. We had the astonishing ability of western mainstream media, in the course of one of the most hysterically covered “scandals” of all media history to ignore the admission by Crowdstrike security officer Shawn Henry that there never was any actual evidence for claims that his cybersecurity company had determined Russian footprints behind alleged hacking of DNC/DCCC servers in 2016. Very recently, media at first completely ignored and then sheepishly, slyly, deprecated evidence of US destruction of the Nord Stream pipeline in favor of a totally outlandish CIA alternative narrative that did not stand up longer than a couple of days, and even though both Biden and Nuland had talked of their determination to ensure that Nord Stream would not survive a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Over this past weekend we saw the amazing ability of western mainstream media to pretend that somehow Bakhmut had not really fallen - because after all the Green Tee said that it hadn’t or that it wasn’t occupied by Russia - and that Ukraine was really winning.