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Marginalizing the news as propaganda for Democrats or Republicans. Igniting a 2020 firestorm. Includes traditional news sources and social media.
After hearing four weeks of evidence in the extradition trial of Julian Assange, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser announced on Thursday she will pronounce judgement on January 4.
“USA Today (8/26/20) framed the Trump campaign’s flagrant violation of laws against the use of the Executive Branch for political purposes as a partisan disagreement.”
DN! The End of Big Tech? Calls Grow to Break Up Facebook, Amazon for “Mob-Like” Behavior, Monopoly Power
… if you’re adding a quarter of a trillion dollars in market capitalization across just four companies in a low-growth economy or an economy that is in decline, it means every other publicly traded company is likely losing revenues to these companies. So in sum, what is now good for Big Tech seems to be […]
A fixed election system, mainstream corporate media, and more.
“While the foreign misinformation in question isn’t clear, the purpose of the domestic narratives surrounding said misinformation is.”
“The pundits appear willfully ignorant of their own role in shaping electability narratives. In the debates, electability was a favorite topic of the journalists doling out questions, and the message (evidence be damned) was clear: Sanders is unelectable. As we reported after studying every debate question prior to Super Tuesday (FAIR.org, 2/29/20), Sanders’ electability was questioned more than four times as often as Biden’s (21 to 5).”
“It seems reasonable to speculate that in the early hours of January 8 a calamitous incident was contrived to happen.”
“The impeachment of Trump, despite the enthusiasm of the liberal elite, is mostly cosmetic. The entire political and governmental system is corrupt.”
The Forgotten Trauma of a Forgotten War As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Nick Turse
With at least $24 trillion in gold, diamonds, tin, coltan, copper, cobalt, and other natural resources beneath the ground, it’s often assumed that Congo’s violence is intimately connected with the desire to control its mineral wealth. By Nick Turse Tom Dispatch October 10, 2019 GOMA, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo — The boy was sitting next to […]
US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet
Taken together, the picture speaks to an even more grim dynamic: While Trump demonizes Congress’s progressive women of color, CNN erases their work.
The papers leaked by Manning documented at least 200 civilian deaths at the hands of US and allied forces that had previously been hidden from the public, along with clear evidence of war crimes, including the existence of a secret “black unit” within the US military, tasked with carrying out illegal assassinations.
In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?
What can Congress do about the FCC rulings and the mainstream corporate media.