Category Media Criticism
“Put away those rainbow flags, guys—you’re just riling up the neo-Nazis.”
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.
the essential antecedents of war are being established based on anonymous “experts” and “officials,” and hardly anyone notices, much less pushes back.
How many times does independent media have to get it right, before you acknowledge that it’s looking out for you?
No need to debate the morality or utility of the strikes, because the scene played out per usual
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.
“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.”
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.
Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.
Media malpractice has been so sustained and widespread that it’s hard to know where to start.