Category manufacturing consent
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.
As we wrote yesterday… World War III had been called off.
How Sinclair Broadcasting puts a partisan tilt on trusted local news (Just what media is REALLY giving you Fake News?
Planting Stories in the Press: With the propaganda ban now a relic, the once-covert propaganda machine long used to justify war after war is now operating out in the open and out of control.
In translation, they’re telling Congress that they have more money than even they can spend in the time allotted.
War profiteers and the media who hire them. Puerto Rico. Worker wages.
How the US military uses propaganda in covering wars. Complicity of reporters.
Today’s American Right is drunk on some very bad history, which is as dangerous as it is false. …This gun fable is particularly insidious because it obstructs efforts by today’s government to enact commonsense gun-control laws and thus the false narrative makes possible the kinds of slaughters that erupt periodically across the United States…
“The US’s Culture of Violence Contributes to the Sanctification of the Second Amendment”: An Interview With Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Second Amendment was seized upon by white nationalists as a legal tool to preserve or restore white dominance.
A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an “Act of War” on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response be Similar? by Glenn Greenwald
Demanding that everyone agree that “punishment” toward Russia is warranted (upon pain of being found guilty of bad citizenship), while failing to specify what punishment would be just, warranted and rational. To do that is to deliberately beat the drums of war, cultivate an atmosphere of belligerence and aggression, without any limits or notions of proportionality.