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As Orwell wrote in a 1946 essay, political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
“Imagine if corporate media didn’t praise McConnell, Lindsey Graham or any other Republicans who propped up Trump’s dangerous lies for so long,”
Chris Hedges discusses the demise of Truthdig and the media, Julian Assange, and America now and the relationship of compassion and activism in resistance.
“While the foreign misinformation in question isn’t clear, the purpose of the domestic narratives surrounding said misinformation is.”
Electronic communications and foreign media act as today’s Trojan Horse. Sculpture from American Film “Troy.” By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter Volume 38 Number 1 Winter 2020 November 24, 2019, Iran: When protests in Hong Kong, Iraq, and Lebanon erupted, I was fully anticipating protests in Iran to follow. In 2018 alone, the National Endowment for […]
While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.
Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at ‘The New York Times’, by Robert Herbst
“Not so long ago, it was fairly rare to hear this perspective. That is no longer the case.”
Militarism in the Media: On January 15, 2019, 100 participants joined our webinar featuring experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare. Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for […]
Attempts at limiting freedom of expression continue apace, while attacks on alternative media outlets by institutions of power grow.
Oh wait! Oddly enough, in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s one place where it’s barely talked about at all, where silence largely reigns, and to my mind that couldn’t be stranger.
Claims of Donald Trump undermining NATO have sent establishment media into a frenzy to sanctify NATO as a force for peace and democracy.
It is up to us, the consumers, to stop drinking from the poisoned chalice of corporate news and seek truth somewhere else.