Category Media Criticism

Two by Chris Hedges: The Mueller Report and the Press and Guns and Liberty

The Mueller report’s categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism…

Chelsea Manning and the New Inquisition, by Chris Hedges

The corporate state hardly intends to stop with Manning and Assange. The target is the press itself.

JOHN PILGER: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is “too difficult” to report.

Media Bits and Bytes, by Portside

In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?

On the Media: Facebook Censorship, “You Are the Product,” and the Global Internet and Copyright Directive

THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE IS SET TO RESHAPE THE INTERNET GLOBALLY

The fight to save the internet continues…take action now!

The Senate has already passed its version of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to save Net Neutrality. Now it’s the House’s turn.

This Is What War Propaganda Looks Like in the Age of Social Media, by Caitlin Johnstone

This is what war propaganda looks like in the era of social media. It will never look ugly. It will never directly show you its real intentions. If it did, it wouldn’t work.

The Media Never Mention the No. 1 Cause of Climate Change, by Lee Camp

Our illogical, immoral meat consumption will kill our planet, kill our future and possibly kill your family.

For Our Rulers, Smearing A Dissident Journalist Is As Good As Killing Him, by Caitlin Johnstone

Nobody actually thinks that Julian Assange is a Russian agent, or a rapist, or a “hostile non-state intelligence service”, or any of the other absurd smears I’ve seen circulating about him throughout all political sectors of the US-centralized empire.

Chris Hedges: Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen on ‘Killing Gaza’

A documentary of Israeli war crimes.

Deconsructed Podcast: How Bad is the News? with Hasan Minhaj

The news is almost like the comments section on Facebook, where there is no, “Hey, we went to the moon.” Everything is a moon-landing debate.

Graduates of Elite Universities Dominate The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Study Finds, by Zaid Jilani

The researchers were hesitant to comment on what the findings of their study mean for the way journalism is produced. But the homogeneity of perspectives and experiences in a newsroom can have the effect of limiting a newsroom’s scope of reporting…

Don’t Forget Michelle Wolf’s Important Message About Journalism and Truth

It is up to us, the consumers, to stop drinking from the poisoned chalice of corporate news and seek truth somewhere else.

Syria – a case study in propaganda, by Chris Kanthan

In a democracy, the most important but least understood tool is propaganda. Let me share with you the fundamentals of a successful propaganda campaign.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT

The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.

The Media War on Truthful Reporting and Legitimate Opinions: A Documentary

Those working in the media are up in arms over alleged fake news and they lament the loss of paying readership. But they have only themselves to blame. They are the biggest creators of fake news and provider of government falsehood. Their attacks on critical readers and commentators are despicable.

SYRIA – MANIPULATED VIDEOS FAIL TO LAUNCH WORLD WAR III

As we wrote yesterday… World War III had been called off.

Bare Facts About Gaza Demonstrators are Correct, But Rest of Story is Missing

Palestinians are not merely a ragtag collection of refugees; they are a people purposefully kept from their homes by an army of occupation.

Jeff Cohen | ‘The Doves Are Hawks and the Hawks Are Super-Hawks’

It’s a closed system. It’s a narrow system. What FAIR has talked about for decades is, we have a corporate spectrum: It goes from General Electric to General Motors. It goes from hawk to dove, but the doves are hawks, and the hawks are super-hawks. So you have this narrow spectrum, and if you don’t […]