Category Media

Ruling Class Operatives Say the Darndest Things: On Devils Known and Not by Paul Street

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. …”

Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria? by Sonali Kolhatkar

If leftist and progressive calls to curb American imperialism are to be taken seriously, our analysis of international relations and foreign policy needs to be far more sophisticated.

Where on earth is the just economy that works for all, including Afghan children?

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

Facebook is a tyranny – and our government isn’t built to stop it

The greatest tyranny yet would be the merging of corporate monopoly and governmental power to create the most invasive surveillance state in history.

HOMELAND SECURITY COMPILING DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS AND ‘MEDIA INFLUENCERS’

Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?

Pro-War Press, Not Cambridge Analytica, Is the Real Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, in other words, was doing what campaigns have long done, which is to knock on doors and ask people what they think.

SYRIA – MANIPULATED VIDEOS FAIL TO LAUNCH WORLD WAR III

As we wrote yesterday… World War III had been called off.

The Fall of the “Alt-Right” Came From Anti-Fascism

While the white nationalist ability for self-sabotage can be impressive, it misses the most critical factor in the story of every white supremacist loss: They failed because of effective anti-fascist organizing.

Bare Facts About Gaza Demonstrators are Correct, But Rest of Story is Missing

Palestinians are not merely a ragtag collection of refugees; they are a people purposefully kept from their homes by an army of occupation.

Mass Deception and the Prelude to World War by Colin Todhunter

Welcome to the world of mass deception à la Edward Bernays and Josef Goebbels.

Jeff Cohen | ‘The Doves Are Hawks and the Hawks Are Super-Hawks’

It’s a closed system. It’s a narrow system. What FAIR has talked about for decades is, we have a corporate spectrum: It goes from General Electric to General Motors. It goes from hawk to dove, but the doves are hawks, and the hawks are super-hawks. So you have this narrow spectrum, and if you don’t […]

Viral video raises worry over Sinclair’s political messaging inside local news

How Sinclair Broadcasting puts a partisan tilt on trusted local news (Just what media is REALLY giving you Fake News?

Recipe for Perpetual War by Coleen Rowley and Robert Wing

Our out of control national destructiveness and its unspeakable costs constitute the “spiritual death” that Martin Luther King warned us about at the height of the Vietnam War, yet they remain mostly unaddressed in public discourse.

John Pilger | Blocking internet access for Julian Assange is a war on freedom of speech

#Reconnect Assange

Disarming the Weapons of Mass Distraction by Madeleine Bunting

Distraction has become a commercial and political strategy, and it amounts to a form of emotional violence that cripples people…

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, A Memo to the Publisher of the New York Times

On Seeing America’s Wars Whole: Six Questions for A.G. Sulzberger

Mass Media Propaganda is the Only Thing Keeping Us From Rising Like Lions

If we’re ever going to turn this thing around, mass media propaganda is the very first beast that we will have to slay. It is also the largest.

Building the Iron Wall by Chris Hedges

The iron wall is rising. It will cement into place a global system of corporate totalitarianism…

The Empty Piety of the American Press by Chris Hedges

There is a long list of the censored. The acceptable range of opinion is so narrow it is almost nonexistent.

Lifting of US Propaganda Ban Gives New Meaning to Old Song

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.