Category Media Criticism

Meet the Censored: Hitler, by Matt Taibbi

“Asking computer programs to sort out the subtleties of different types of speech — differences between commentary and advocacy, criticism and incitement, reporting and participation — has proven a disaster.”

Henry Giroux: Tucker Carlson Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Right-Wing Media’s War on Truth

Carlson’s public flirtation with right-wing violence prompted the conservative columnist Max Boot to claim that Carlson “is inciting violence and abetting terrorism. He hits a new low every time he takes to the airwaves.”

Why local journalism must be considered infrastructure

“A future without local journalism is as dire as a society without roads and bridges.”

Matt Taibi: Why “Securing Democracy” Will Be Taught in Journalism Schools

“It is impossible to anticipate all the threats that you will face when confronting powerful governments.”

Glenn Greenwald: Big Tech, Journalists Attack Powerless, Cuomo’s Special COVID Privileges

“The repressive objective of the Democratic-controlled Congress is to transfer the power to police and censor political discourse from these tech giants to themselves.”

You Tube Censorship: Pieta Mothers of Sorrow

Not up to Youtube’s community guidelines!

The Curse of Moral Purity, by Chris Hedges

Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.

Julian Assange: the latest blackout by Mnar Muhawesh and Robert Sheer on effects on journalism

If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.

Democracy Dies Without Alternative Media, Robert Sheer interview of Peter Richardson

It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.

FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley looks at the Mueller Report

An opportunity to hear about the Mueller inquiry from someone who has been on the inside.  You’ll hear a very different story than the one in the mainstream media. This is a don’t miss episode!

Worshipping the Electronic Image, by Chris Hedges

More ominous than the president’s impoverished vocabulary is that he cannot string together sentences that make sense.

‘Cultural Marxism’: The Mainstreaming of a Nazi Trope, by Paul Ari

What does cultural Marxism mean for the far right?

The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate, by Chris Hedges

The media model … mutes and destroys investigations into corporate systems of oppression and genuine dissent.

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.