Category manufacturing consent
It’s time to wake up.
We are sodden with fake news, hyped-up and incomplete information and false assertions delivered non-stop daily…”
…buried far below the mass media coverage of the summit spectacle, the reality is that Trump―assisted by his military and civilian advisors―is busy getting the United States ready for nuclear war.
Government-funded psychological warfare programs underwrote the academic triumph of preconceptions about communication that persist today in communication studies, advertising research, and in counterinsurgency operations.
The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.
Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.
Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”
The news is almost like the comments section on Facebook, where there is no, “Hey, we went to the moon.” Everything is a moon-landing debate.
Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! Protesters were confronted and arrested by heavily militarized police during the Ferguson, Missouri protests following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the St. Louis County police chief had attended a training camp conducted by Israeli police and military. By Erika Levy WAMM Newsletter Volume […]
The clever use of propaganda to oust disfavored governments often leads to violence and war, as we have seen in targeted countries, such as Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.
The “war and peace report,” as progressive as it may often sound, has long ceased to be a purely listener-supported project, and this lack of economic independence has spilled into its politics.
This month, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes in Syria in flagrant violation of international law and entirely on the basis of images that had appeared on social media.
The technology giants, unbeknownst to their users, are blocking “alternative” news sources and promoting “trusted” news outlets…
Chomsky: Page after page of the book contains graphic examples of –you can only call it–this kind of insanity and at one point describes the book as a chronicle of human madness, which captures the character of the era we have been living in very accurately. And we should bear in mind that this is only one of two existential threats, the other…is another dramatic illustration of human madness, the threat of global warming…
Those working in the media are up in arms over alleged fake news and they lament the loss of paying readership. But they have only themselves to blame. They are the biggest creators of fake news and provider of government falsehood. Their attacks on critical readers and commentators are despicable.
What’s the main difference between Trump and Obama when it comes to U.S. arms sales abroad? As the noted liberal arms trade analyst William Hartung told DN’s Amy Goodman this week, “Well, [Trump’s] much more blatant about it. He’s shouting it from the rooftops. …”
Rather than wait for the arrival of a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to assess whether chemicals had even used in this latest incident, Trump gave the order to bomb.
The beneficiaries of foreign wars and domestic mass shootings wouldn’t be happy if world peace broke out.
Cambridge Analytica, in other words, was doing what campaigns have long done, which is to knock on doors and ask people what they think.