Tag Archives: American media

Chris Hedges: The Rot of American Journalism Runs Deep

…the ways in which Fox News has reshaped the industry in its own image, and how networks like MSNBC have come to tell viewers exactly what they want to hear.

The Russia “National Security Crisis” is a U.S. Creation, an interview with Stephen F. Cohen

U.S. intelligence community claims endorse a fake crisis that hides the real one.

Noam Chomsky Unravels the Political Mechanics Behind His Gradual Expulsion From Mainstream Media (Video)

The prolific author and acclaimed MIT professor is never featured on major networks.

Sharon Kyle | How Corporate Media Misleads Voters

As if to prep the populace for their desired outcome, for weeks, mainstream corporate media has been readying the people for a Clinton/Trump general election contest.

Pentagon Official Once Told Morley Safer That Reporters Who Believe the Government Are “Stupid”

Time and again, members of the Washington press corps have credulously accepted officials’ lies and misinformation and passed them on to their readers as the truth. Their real-time skepticism is almost nonexistent. And they keep doing it.

The Occupation of the American Mind: Israeli Propaganda

“I wish every American would watch this powerful documentary. Not only every person of conscience, but every taxpayer, must see it — and then ask themselves if the status quo is acceptable and can continue deep into the 21st century.”

Glenn Greenwald: A Crucial Realization About Journalism is Learned by Being its Subject

Greenwald: For the past decade, I’ve been writing critically about the American media, usually with a focus on the specific policy and legal topics I know best. So like most politically engaged people, I’ve long been rationally aware of how frequently deceitful and inaccurate claims are passed off by the most respected media outlets as fact, using highly authoritative tones.

▶ Noam Chomsky: If US wants to study ‘weaponization’ of media, US should study itself

Noam Chomsky says that America’s media machine has been spreading its own form of propaganda throughout the world, while at the same time refusing to acknowledge its own culpability in international conflicts.

Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality: Amanda Marcotte, Alternet

A new Pew study on America’s media consumption offers a window into the right’s collective mindset AMANDA MARCOTTE, ALTERNET   Salon.com   October 24, 2014 This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Pew Research set out to find what’s behind what it considers the increasing political polarization of the United States; why the country is moving away from political moderation and […]

Medea Benjamin, The Fourth Estate in Flames: On the US Media’s Award-Winning War Propaganda

 Day after day, night after night, the press relied on propaganda from both ISIS and the US government to whip up fear and a thirst for revenge in the American public. Gruesome beheading videos distributed by Isis were played over and over.  By Medea Benjamin  Common Dreams  October 10, 2014 Like these cars in the Syrian city […]

Henry Giroux: Data Storms and the Tyranny of Manufactured Forgetting

The current mainstream debate regarding the crisis in Iraq and Syria offers a near perfect example of both the death of historical memory and the collapse of critical thinking in the United States. It also signifies the emergence of a profoundly anti-democratic culture of manufactured ignorance and social indifference. By Henry A. Giroux  Truthout.org | News Analysis […]

The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange

The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange It is possible to protect the rights of the complainants in Sweden and Assange’s rights against political persecution, but a vindictive thirst for vengeance is preventing that. Glenn Greenwald    The Guardian guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 22 August 2012 13.10 EDT Julian Assange: the British press’s public enemy No1. […]

Russ Baker> The Hijacking of Arab Spring, and the Media’s Complicity

The Hijacking of Arab Spring, and the Media’s Complicity By Russ Baker (about the author)    June 26, 2012    opednews.com This article cross-posted from WhoWhatWhy For those versed in the black arts of propaganda, the hijacking of Arab Spring must be a beauteous thing to behold. First came evidently spontaneous uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Then some […]