Tag Archives: Fox News

Chris Hedges Conversation with Matt Taibbi, Part 2 of the Deep Rot in American Journalism

Not only media manipulation but also Media addiction.

Chris Hedges Interviews Matt Taibbi: The Rot of American Journalism Runs Deep

Chris Hedges discusses the deep rot that infects American journalism with reporter Matt Taibbi. By CHRIS HEDGES  RT America  On Contact Truthdig  May 9, 2019 They explore 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 […]

The Truth About NATO, Redacted Tonight by Lee Camp

“Organized mass human murder is not better or nicer when it has a NATO banner next to it.”

Noam Chomsky: Media Obsession with Russia and the Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era

The fate of organized human society, even of the survival of the species, depends on this [US relations with Russia].

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.

Henry Giroux | Democracy on life support: Donald Trump’s first anniversary

Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.

Trump’s Allies Are Taking Over the Media and Creating Their Own Reality

Is anybody paying attention?   

Dan Rather Slams Journalists Who Hailed Donald Trump’s Bombs As ‘Presidential’

Whether this should have been a unilateral action is something we all must consider.

Chris Hedges | Demagogue-in-Chief

Demagogues expend great energy marginalizing, censoring and silencing all critics, something the corporate state has already done to dissidents such as Noam Chomsky and Ralph Nader. They use the media, especially the airwaves, as a vast public relations department to amplify their lies and promote their personality cults. By Chris Hedges  Truthdig  December 11, 2016 […]

Henry A. Giroux: Terrorism, Violence and the Culture of Madness

Giroux: Already imperiled before the aftershocks of the terrorists’ attacks, democracy became even more fragile in the aftermath of 9/11. Almost fourteen years later, the historical rupture produced by the events of 9/11 has transformed a terrorist attack into a war on terror that mimics the very crimes it pledged to eliminate.

Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus

“American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  January 25, 2015 Fandango “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of […]

Katie Halper: 46 examples of Muslim outrage about Paris shooting that Fox News can’t seem to find

image via twitter  Not surprisingly, much of the “where is the Muslim outrage” outrage is coming from… Fox News, as Media Matters notes. Fox’s own Monica Crowley, for example, said that Muslims “should be condemning” the attack and that she hadn’t “heard any condemnation… from any groups.” By Katie Halper  TheRawStory.com  January 9, 2015 Every time an extremist who […]

Allen Clifton: Dish Network Exposes Fox News as Nothing More than a Conservative Entertainment Channel

 Yes, Dish Network replaced the supposedly “fair and balanced” Fox News with the channel founded by radical right-wing conspiracy pushing propagandist Glenn Beck.  By Allen Clifton  ForwardProgressives.org  January 3, 2015 By now many people have heard about Dish Network dropping Fox News (at least temporarily) from its broadcasts over a contract dispute. While contract disputes between networks […]

▶ Updated 12.4.14: Jon Stewart Tears into Ferguson Response, Rips Fox News for ‘Race Plagiarism’

DIRECT FROM COMEDY CENTRAL Link here. And the Eric Garner verdict: Link here. Jon Stewart returned from break tonight to tackle the response to Ferguson, and dwelled not on the grand jury decision itself, but on the reaction to the decision, especially on Fox News. Stewart thought non-violence protesters were just “speaking out against systemic […]

Why Are So Many Americans So Crazy?

 The idea is very simple, classic really. The system is in crisis, social inequality is widening and hardening, so stimulating paranoia and racism is a simple and effective way of keeping people from thinking about things like taxing the rich in order to get good public schools, affordable health care and other such Bolshevik twaddle. […]

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 […]

▶ 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! […]

▶ Jon Stewart: Fox News, US Constitution Not For Muslims | Nina Simone — Backlash Blues

Published on May 1, 2013 Fox News throws out the constitution when it comes to Muslims. See and hear the Islamophobic bigots make fools of themselves on TV.  aMuslim Uploaded on Oct 11, 2008 BACKLASH BLUES (Langston Hughes / Nina Simone) Nina Simone Mr. backlash, mr. backlash Just who do think I am You raise my taxes, […]

Larry Butler> The Myth of Liberal Media Bias

“…while corporate media does indeed have a conservative slant, they also have an interest in convincing you that their reporting is neutral.” By Larry Butler (about the author)   Op Eds 4/28/2013 opednews.com Good Press Conference by www.mcmurraymusings.com     “Liberal media bias” is one of those axiomatic slanders that is self-evident among conservative believers.   Seldom do progressives respond in any way more meaningful than […]

[Video] Defining Terrorism…Media Style

Mistakes, Miscues, & Islamophobia    Thom Hartmann  TheBigPictureRT· Published on Apr 24, 2013 Barry Nolan, Journalist/Filmmaker joins Thom Hartmann. In the near wall-to-wall coverage of the Boston terrorist attack and subsequent manhunt last week – the mainstream media once again missed the mark. Did the media fail the American people – and will there ever be […]