Tag Archives: corporate media

Jack Swint> Is Mainstream Media Biting The Bullet For Homeland Security

Is Mainstream Media Biting The Bullet For Homeland Security By Jack Swint (about the author)  September 18, 2012  opednews.com According To Some Media…Recent Stories Exposing DHS Mass Purchase Of Bullets Is Nothing More Than Embellished & Salacious Conspiracy Theory There is no dispute that our government has been buying up large amounts of ammunition. Purchase […]

Colonels in Mirrored Sunglasses> An excerpt from Greg Palast’s Billionaires & Ballot Bandits

Colonels in Mirrored Sunglasses An excerpt from Greg Palast’s  Billionaires & Ballot Bandits  Thursday, September 6, 2012  gregpalast.com Here are the facts, ma’am: In the 2008 election, no less than: 767,023 provisional ballots were cast and not counted;
 1,451,116 ballots were “spoiled,” not counted;
 488,136 absentee ballots were mailed in, but not counted. Add it up: in the […]

Glenn Greenwald> The sham “terrorism expert” industry

The sham “terrorism expert” industry A highly ideological, jingoistic clique masquerades as objective scholars, all to justify US militarism. BY GLENN GREENWALD    August 15, 2012    Salon.com (Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson) Shortly prior to the start of the London Olympics, there was an outburst of hysteria over the failure to provide sufficient security against Terrorism, but as Harvard […]

Peter Hart> Pundit Accountability: What an Idea!

Pundit Accountability: What an Idea! by Peter Hart    07/30/2012    FAIR.org Writing in Newsweek, Peter Beinart has a pretty good idea: America’s foreign-policy debate desperately needs some measure of accountability. I’m not suggesting that politicians and pundits who got Iraq wrong be banished from public life. (This standard would leave me looking for other work.) But neither should they be […]

Nygaard Notes> Number 510, Health Care and PR, War

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 510, July 11, 2012  On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” 2.  Health Care and Public Relations 3.  Strategy, War, and Health Care ****** 1. “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” Chip Berlet, […]

Video> David Swanson speaks at Peacestock 2012, Part Two

David Swanson Peacestock 2012, Part Two by Bill Sorem PLUS 1 day 15 hours ago Peacestock is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace in an idylic location near the Mississippi, just one hour’s drive from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Peacestock is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115 and has a peace-themed agenda. David Swanson graduated […]

T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase

T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase Spectrum and cash swap allay T-Mobile’s antitrust concerns. by Jon Brodkin – June 25 2012   arstechnica.com   Also check SavetheInternet.com Photo by Axel Schwenke When Verizon Wireless struck a deal to buy new spectrum for $3.6 billion, T-Mobile USA was the first to ask the government to block the sale. […]

Glenn Greenwald> Leon Panetta: Macho Renaissance man

Leon Panetta: Macho Renaissance man The U.S. media becomes extra sycophantic when it comes to U.S. military leaders, as 60 Minutes showed last night. BY GLENN GREENWALD    Salon.com MONDAY, JUN 11, 2012 07:55 AM CDT Leon Panetta Of all the ways in which America’s establishment media lionizes political leaders, none is quite as sycophantic as […]

Glenn Greenwald> Media, drones and rank propaganda

Media, drones and rank propaganda As usual, the leading spokespeople for government policies are disguised as the nation’s Adversarial Watchdog Press BY GLENN GREENWALD     Salon.com FRIDAY, JUN 8, 2012 09:34 AM CDT  (Credit: Reuters)     (updated below – Update II) Several items today relate to the issue of gross U.S. media propaganda and Obama’s […]

Glenn Greenwald> U.S. again bombs mourners

U.S. again bombs mourners The Obama policy of attacking rescuers and grieving rituals continues this weekend in Pakistan BY GLENN GREENWALD    MONDAY, JUN 4, 2012    Salon.com (updated below) In February, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism documented that after the U.S. kills people with drones in Pakistan, it then targets for death those who show up at the […]

Nygaard Notes> Abandoning Afghanistan

Abandoning Afghanistan Nygaard Notes. Number 508.  May 21, 2012 “Quote” of the Week: “The World Expects Our Soldiers to Do What’s Right.” Reporting on… What?   Abandoning Afghanistan  “Quote” of the Week: “The World Expects Our Soldiers to Do What’s Right” An April 19th New York Times story reported on the recently-published photos showing U.S. soldiers […]

Silenced> Gender Gap in the 2012 Election Coverage

For a better view of this graphic, click here. Silenced: Gender Gap in Election Coverage 4thestate.net via Media Reform Daily> FreePress.net June 1, 2012 Women are significantly under-represented in 2012 election coverage in major media outlets. In our analysis of news stories and transcripts from the past 6 months, men are much more likely to be […]

Glenn Greenwald> “Militants”: media propaganda

“Militants”: media propaganda To avoid counting civilian deaths, Obama re-defined “militant” to mean “all military-age males in a strike zone” BY GLENN GREENWALD    MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012 11:32 PM CDT Salon.com  Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims,  American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets literally […]

Anne Winkler Morey> The Commons Matter

THE COMMONS MATTER Anne Winkler Morey   May 23, 2012 There is a woman in Concrete, WA who has started a campaign called Why Concrete Matters. Her strategy is simple: to photograph beloved places in her small town, with a sign that says “This Place Matters.” The first three photos were 1. the local library, […]

Links to media> Chicago No NATO protests

Editor’s note:  This list contains some of the media that has come to WAMMToday’s attention, but by no means is intended to be comprehensive. Here is a link to the Chicago Tribune’s gallery of photos for the day.  They specialize in confrontation, and have very little about the pre-march activity or the march itself.  Jennie, […]

Perlstein> How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing ‘Terrorists’ – and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook

How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing ‘Terrorists’ – and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook POSTED: May 15, 3:10 PM ET | By Rick Perlstein   Rolling Stone Mark McGowan, Patricia Faella, Marcus Faella, Kent McLellan, Jennifer McGowan, Dustin Perry, Richard Stockdale and Christopher Brooks of the American Front arrested in Florida.  REUTERS/Osceola County Jail /LANDOV This past October, at […]

John Knefel> Media Bored With Occupy—and Inequality

Bored With Occupy—and Inequality Class issues fade along with protest coverage By John Knefel    Extra! May 2012    FAIR Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement […]

Tomgram> Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age?

Tomgram> Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age? Posted by Noam Chomsky at 7:39am, May 8, 2012    TomDispatch If you had followed May Day protests in New York City in the mainstream media, you might hardly have noticed that they happened at all.  The stories were generally tucked away, minimalist, focused on a […]

Video> Lawrence Lessig talks about the importance of independent media

Lawrence Lessig talks with FSTV’s Marcy Miranda on the importance of Independent Media and their role in the current political landscape. Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

Richard Falk> The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike

The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike By Richard Falk     Thursday, 03 May 2012 10:10     MWC News Traveling below the Western Radar Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story? It would […]