Category corporate media empire

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. […]

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…

Diana Johnstone | France: Another Ghastly Presidential Election Campaign; the Deep State Rises to the Surface

Manufacturing Consent

Steven Harper | The Trump Resistance Plan: Step One

TRP Strategy #1: Disconnect from Trump
TRP Strategy #2: Seek the Truth
TRP Strategy #3: Fight Back

John Rachel | The Politics of Panic and Puerile Propaganda

…we are still looking at a total retreat from journalistic integrity, an abandonment of responsibility vital to our survival as a nation…

Glenn Greenwald | Watch How Casually False Claims are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition

…it was the press, not Snowden, which decided what stayed secret and what was reported.

Janine Jackson | Signs Look Grim for Media Picking the Side of Liberty and Dissent

…it’s only when it comes to some of the most powerful people on the planet that the rules change.

Ronald Thomas West | Liar, Liar, With Pants On Fire

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media”

Jay Dyer | The Entire Mainstream Warmongering Media is Fake

…even today known establishment and CIA operatives such as Anderson Cooper (CNN-CBS) and Robert Baer (CNN) regularly “report the facts” to millions of Americans…

Why Won’t the Corporate Media Push Back Against Lying Think Tanks and Experts?

We should be demanding that interviewers in the media start calling out so-called “experts” when the experts are caught distorting the truth.

The Biggest Strike in World History? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone

A coalition of trade unions in India representing some 180 million workers staged a one-day general strike on Friday, September 2, in protest of what they called the “anti-worker and anti-people” policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. …Assocham, India’s chamber of commerce, estimated that the economic impact of the strike was $2.4 billion–$2.7 billion (Hindustan Today, 9/3/16).

Michael Corcoran | How Sanders Shaped the National Discourse on Class: A Media Analysis

Sanders supporters should not get disillusioned. It may seem easy to forget, but the primary goal of the Sanders’ campaign was not the presidency, but a “political revolution.” Winning an election was a goal, to be sure, but “revolution” was the goal.

Orlando: When Media Learned Killer’s Ethnicity, Then They Knew to Call It ‘Terrorism’

When those who wish to use violence against innocent people are unidentified, they are referred to as “shooters” and their attacks as “attacks” or, in the case of Orlando, as “shootings.” It’s not until the perpetrators are identified as non-white people with an otherized cultural background that the media uses the word “terror.”

Did the Press Take Down Bernie Sanders?

The media have a script for elections, and in that script the presumed losers are always marginalized and even dismissed.

Those Who Wage Peace Can’t Count on the Mainstream Media for Support

The point I’m struggling to make is that democracy isn’t easy. Peace isn’t easy. Those who wage peace have to do so independent of global political and economic structures, and independent of much of the mainstream media.

Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-land’ (Video)

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”, argues that the 24/7 Trump coverage is ruining the election.

VIDEO Julian Assange: Why The World Needs WikiLeaks

Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him.

Mnar Muhawesh: ‘We Don’t Have A Mainstream Media, We Have A Very Extremist Media’

“For anybody that cares about press freedom or democracy, this should concern them,” said Muhawesh. “This has set a very dangerous precedent on our press freedom.”