Category Media

Origins of the Russian “Media Threat” by Diana Johnstone

It is not hard to imagine a dialogue between Mediacrat, Psyops, Politician and Think Tanker – perhaps sitting around during a coffee break at the annual Bilderberg get together.    By Diana Johnstone  Global Research  November 18, 2017 Region: Russia and FSU, USA   Theme: Media Disinformation Mediacrat: We know the sheeple are stupid and believe everything we tell them over […]

The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price

If you are a supporter of fast, fair, open, and affordable networks, November will be a bad month. And December will be, too. So, keep calling your representatives and senators and tell them that you oppose pretty much everything this FCC is doing.

Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent (1925–2017)

Ed was the main author of “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media,” written with Noam Chomsky

Chris Hedges | RT America Torched in Witch Hunt ’17

The ruling elites are desperately trying to shift the focus away from the cause of the political insurgencies on the left and the right: extreme social inequality.

How Trump Brought the Political Media Class to Its Knees

For the American public, trying to make sense of the most disruptive moment in American politics since Vietnam and Watergate, little is accomplished.
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The political media has failed to reckon with its biggest, most enduring challenge, which it has nothing to do with revenue or audience growth or cord-cutters. The political press is facing a crisis of substance—and it’s not just poisoning the public’s perception of journalism, it’s playing right into Trump’s hands.

Henry Giroux | Democracy on life support: Donald Trump’s first anniversary

Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Discuss the Silencing of the Left (Video)

“I consider this one of the most frightening moments, and I’ve been around a long time,” Scheer said.

The Consolidation of Media and Finance: Why the Media Are Lying to You

Here is the chart on media ownership: note the interlocking companies who own the five big media plus Google and Facebook— and why it matters. Media for the people!  Learn more about Rise Up Times and how to sustain People Supported News. Follow RiseUpTimes on Twitter RiseUpTimes @touchpeace No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post. […]

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Media Conglomerates convince FCC that Facebook can replace local news stations

Driven by profits, broadcasters have lobbied to weaken the public’s access to quality information about their elected representatives.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Disappearance, a Body, and What It Takes to Make the News

The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?

Elites ‘Have No Credibility Left:’ Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

These party elites, consumed by greed, myopia and a deep cynicism, have a death grip on the political process. They’re not going to let it go, even if it all implodes.

Perspectives on the Burns/Novick Vietnam series by a member of the MN 8 draft resisters

If we’re going to prevent future wars, it cannot be about us the victims; it has to be about us and our government as perpetrators.

War and the Environment | Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg (by video), Ann Wright and more (Video)

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is honored for his work for integrity and ethics by previous recipients of the Sam Adams Award and others.

After Russian-linked ads, put social media under the microscope

Our response to this new problem, partly made easier by the growth of social media, must be multi-faceted.

Ralph Nader | The Censorious Vortex Of The ‘Flash News’ Barons

[Nader] began to notice various citizen groups experiencing difficulty in getting “newstime” or “newsprint” because their subjects…

Chris Hedges | The Silencing of Dissent

The corporate state was in crisis at the end of the Obama presidency. It was widely hated. It became vulnerable to attacks by the critics it had pushed to the fringes.

A Pivot to Nuclear Fears with John Pilger (Video)

With all eyes on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, what is the over-arching agenda in play behind the politics of crisis? Tyrel Ventura sits down with documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to learn more about the unfolding behind-the-scenes power play, and to discuss his latest documentary, “The Coming War on China.” Images above […]

Media ‘Extremes’ on Healthcare: Universal Coverage or Taking Healthcare From Millions

“Americans distrust any ambitious change in the realm of medical care,” says the Chicago Tribune‘s Steve Chapman (9/15/17)–ignoring the polls that show majority support for single-payer. MICHAEL CORCORAN  FAIR  September 20, 2017 For many years, corporate media have largely ignored a single-payer system as a possible solution to the United States healthcare crises (FAIR.org, 3/6/09). This silent […]

Former Writers for The Village Voice on the Decline of Print Journalism with Chris Hedges (Video)

The role of independent media in journalism.

Global Research | The Truth About North Korea

Russia and China urge diplomacy to resolve a deepening crisis. They want tensions defused.