Category Media Criticism

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.

Flint Poisons Citizens… Then Forgets Them (Video)

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton did a Facebook Live report from Flint, Michigan, highlighting the ongoing crisis in Flint. TYT Politics Published on Dec 26, 2016 (https://twitter.com/JordanChariton) To learn more about Rise Up Times and support Media for the People! with a donation click here. No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post.

DN! Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying 7 Techniques to Control the Media (Video)

“Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,”

Carey Wedler | The CIA, Washington Post, and Russia: What You’re Not Being Told

“It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.”

Ronald Thomas West | Liar, Liar, With Pants On Fire

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media”

US plans to put state-sponsored media under full federal control (Video)

State-sponsored broadcasting CEO to be appointed directly by US president

7 Reasons that the Corporate Media Is Pro-War

“It was understood that if you fell out of grace [with the Education Department], your business might go away…”

Jay Dyer | The Entire Mainstream Warmongering Media is Fake

…even today known establishment and CIA operatives such as Anderson Cooper (CNN-CBS) and Robert Baer (CNN) regularly “report the facts” to millions of Americans…

Norton, Greenwald | Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

WHO EXACTLY IS behind PropOrNot, where it gets its funding, and whether or not it is tied to any governments is a complete mystery.

Noam Chomsky | Those Who Failed to Recognize Trump as the Greater Evil Made ‘a Bad Mistake’

“I didn’t like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump’s on every issue I can think of…”