Category corporate media
The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing. A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish “Against Imperialist aggression, respect […]
Who REALLY owns the media? You will be amazed, but perhaps not really surprised.
I understand people can have reasonable differences of opinion on trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but why is it that the proponents have to insist, with zero evidence, that not doing the deal was an economic disaster?
North Korea is sitting on a stockpile of minerals worth trillions
“These leaks have been going on for a long time, and my administration will get to the bottom of this,” Trump warned in a statement on Thursday.
Establishment journalists failed their “first they came for the Communists…” moment at the very beginning of the Trump administration, when DC police arrested and charged at least nine alternative journalists for covering protests at Trump’s inauguration that included property damage. BY JANINE JACKSON FAIR May 25, 2017 It is heartening at least that Montana newspapers […]
Forbidden Questions? 24 Key Issues That Neither the Washington Elite Nor the Media Consider Worth Their Bother by Andrew J. Bacevich
Apart from a commendable determination to discomfit Trump and members of his inner circle (select military figures excepted, at least for now), journalism remains pretty much what it was prior to November 8th of last year: personalities built up only to be torn down; fads and novelties discovered, celebrated, then mocked; “extraordinary” stories of ordinary people granted 15 seconds of fame only to once again be consigned to oblivion…
As FAIR analyst Adam Johnson (1/18/17) noted, it’s a strange day when the US president is to the left of the country’s editorial pages.
Journalism and media must be placed in the context of the generalized struggle against US imperialism. Independent media thrives in periods where peoples’ movements are vibrant and strong.
,,,were there real journalists covering Venezuela, they’d make note of the fact that a campaign of economic and psychological war, targeted assassinations, and corporate intrigue have helped plunge the country into an existential crisis.
Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.
Yesterday was the trial balloon for a coup d’état against the United States. It gave them useful information.