Tag Archives: corporate media empire

The Donald and the Fake News Media, by Tom Engelhardt

Oh wait! Oddly enough, in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s one place where it’s barely talked about at all, where silence largely reigns, and to my mind that couldn’t be stranger.

Military Madness, U.S. Style: What’s the Alternative?

Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”

Google Censors Block Access to CounterPunch and Other Progressive Sites

This conversion of Google into a Censorship engine is not a trivial development.  

The Legacy of Psychological Warfare: The Deep State

Together, the anonymous sources of the “deep state” and the mass corporate media have become accustomed to controlling the narrative told to the public.

Inside the John Pilger | Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton and Trump

George Bush’s press spokesman once called the media “complicit enablers”.

Robert Parry | NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative

…it is impermissible for any government outside of NATO to respond or even defend itself. To do so amounts to a provocation against NATO – and such hypocrisy is accepted by the West’s mainstream news media as the way that the world was meant to be.

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.

The American Sniper Turned Anti-War Activist the Media Didn’t Tell You About

“More veterans are killing themselves than are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Reppenhagen said in 2011. “You think they’re coming home because they’re proud of what they did? 3rd Brigade just came back to Fort Carson two weeks ago, and six of them killed themselves already.”

Peter Hart: Media Inflames Fears Instead of Informing Viewers

In this environment, one would hope journalism could serve to inform without inflaming the situation. By Peter Hart, http://www.fair.org  PopularResistance.org  November 25th, 2014    Every day brings news reports that tell us the city of Ferguson remains “on edge” or “tense” awaiting a grand jury decision about whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the killing […]

Julian Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. A court in Sweden may drop rape charges against Julian Assange. (photo: AFP) By Julian Assange, Newsweek  ReaderSupportedNews.org   October 24, 2014 For […]

Chris Hedges: The Imperative of Revolt

The endless election cycles, he said, are an example of politics without politics, driven not by substantive issues but manufactured political personalities and opinion polls. There is no national institution in the United States “that can be described as democratic,” [Wolin] said.   Protesters chant as they are arrested at the intersection of Wall Street and […]

▶ Israel/Palestine, Russell Brand/Sean Hannity: Round 2 (The Trews E114)

Published on Aug 1, 2014 Russell Brand The Trews (E114). You may have seen Sean Hannity offering to educate me on his Fox News show. This is my response to his ‘education’. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! […]

▶ Coleen Rowley: Mainstream media perpetuates myths about government activity

Published on May 13, 2014 What were once thought of as conspiracy theories about government spying are now backed up by facts, according to Coleen Rowley. The FBI whistleblower and 2002 Time Person of the Year believes the National Security Agency spying scandal has provided crucial insights to the public on how not only the […]

▶ Breaking the Set: Chris Hedges Part I: Crisis Cults and the Collapse of Industrial Civilization

truthdig.com Published on Feb 6, 2014    WATCH PART II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxNqDg… Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, concerning areas of extreme poverty that he refers to as ‘sacrifice zones’, as well as the reasons behind the collapse of complex societies.  breakingtheset Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also […]

Don’t Trust the Corporate Media

Evergreene Digest: Why Are We in Afghanistan?

The (Domino Theory) proved effective (in promoting war in Vietnam), and such arguments are used today, foisted on a passive, apathetic public, and serviced by a compliant media. The rationale is as bankrupt as 50 years ago. Stanley Kutler, TruthDig Dec 25, 2013 | Fifty years not-so-long ago, under the umbrella of the Cold War, we were […]

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com There is an insidious and largely unseen effort by the White House to silence the handful of voices that remain true to the black prophetic tradition. This […]

Birgitta Jónsdóttir> Bradley Manning’s Sentence: 35 Years for Exposing Us to the Truth | Common Dreams

This was never a fair trial – Obama declared Manning’s guilt in advance. But Manning’s punishment is an affront to democracy. by Birgitta Jónsdóttir  August 21, 2013  The Guardian As of today, Wednesday 21 August 2013, Bradley Manning has served 1,182 days in prison. He should be released with a sentence of time served. Instead, the judge in his […]

Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House & How It Works

In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks Lauren McCauley, staff writer  May 19, 2013  CommonDreams.org Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz working out the kinks of their open sourced safe house. (Photo via The New Yorker) One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer […]

Jeff Cohen on Media Missing the Costs of Militarism

“We can have raging debates in mainstream media about issues like gun control and gay marriage and minimum wage, but when the elites of both parties agree on military intervention–as they so often do–debate is nearly nonexistent.” By Steve Rendall   April 12, 2013  FAIR BLOG  (Photo: United for Justice With Peace) FAIR founder Jeff Cohen’s latest piece […]