Category Media Criticism

NYT’s New ‘Reader Center’ Already Proving a Step Backward in Accountability

Even among the two items that did raise coverage concerns, the degree to which this new Reader Center pales in comparison to a dedicated public editor was clear.

When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left

“Put away those rainbow flags, guys—you’re just riling up the neo-Nazis.”

Leftist celebs flirt with violence, get it on baseball field by Jon Rappaport

These celebs are clueless.

Democracy Now! Runs Interference for Imperialism in Syria

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.

Noam Chomsky | The Five Filters of the Mass Media Machine (Video)

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. Narrated by Amy Goodman. Al Jazeera English    Published on Mar 2, 2017 To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No […]

NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media

the essential antecedents of war are being established based on anonymous “experts” and “officials,” and hardly anyone notices, much less pushes back.

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

How many times does independent media have to get it right, before you acknowledge that it’s looking out for you?

Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical

No need to debate the morality or utility of the strikes, because the scene played out per usual

Robert Parry | Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria

Exclusive: The U.S. government and the mainstream media rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.

Chris Hedges | Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites

“What we call right-wing and liberal media in this country are really just two different strategies of the same kind of nihilistic lizard-brain sensationalism,” Taibbi wrote in “Insane Clown President.”

NPR Spins Trump’s ‘Restrained’ Foreign Policy–Ignoring Threats, Bans and Escalation

the wisdom of the CIA’s billion-dollar-a-year fueling of the Syrian conflict is never examined, nor is the decade-and-a-half-long occupation of Afghanistan.

Robert Parry | NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.

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

Manufacturing Consent

Ted Rall | Before Trump, the Media Loved “Alternative Facts”

Media malpractice has been so sustained and widespread that it’s hard to know where to start.

Why ‘Pro-Immigrant’ Super Bowl Ads Were Fascist Propaganda

Who’s a Patriot and what is Patriotism’s role in a decaying empire?

David Brooks’ Anti-PC Screed: Women’s March Edition

Typical of Brooks’ columns, he makes loaded, self-serving assertions without bothering to cite any basis for them.

Jeremy Scahill | Intercepted Podcast: The Clock Strikes 13, and Donald Trump is President

Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and Editor-in-Chief Betsy Reed join Jeremy Scahill for a discussion on the crazy apocalyptic present in which we find ourselves.

Robert Fisk | We are not living in a ‘post-truth’ world, we are living the lies of others

But justice is not on the menu. This is a word which few politicians, statesmen, even journalists, any longer use.

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.