Tag Archives: journalism

It Is Time To Kill The Espionage Act, by Thor Benson

We’re still seeing the Espionage Act used to kill free speech on a regular basis today, just over a century since its passage into law.

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THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S INDICTMENT OF JULIAN ASSANGE POSES GRAVE THREATS TO PRESS FREEDOMS

The indictment seeks to criminalize what journalists are not only permitted but ethically required to do: take steps to help their sources maintain their anonymity.

John Pilger: HOLD THE FRONT PAGE. THE REPORTERS ARE MISSING

“Everyone,” she said. “Propaganda always wins, if you allow it.”

Seymour Hersh on America’s Capacity for Fascist Brutality (Audio and Transcript)

“I gave them a good boy, and then sent me back a murderer.”

Chris Hedges interviews Seymour Hersh on the State of American Journalism (Video)

We are sodden with fake news, hyped-up and incomplete information and false assertions delivered non-stop daily…”

For Our Rulers, Smearing A Dissident Journalist Is As Good As Killing Him, by Caitlin Johnstone

Nobody actually thinks that Julian Assange is a Russian agent, or a rapist, or a “hostile non-state intelligence service”, or any of the other absurd smears I’ve seen circulating about him throughout all political sectors of the US-centralized empire.

Don’t Forget Michelle Wolf’s Important Message About Journalism and Truth

It is up to us, the consumers, to stop drinking from the poisoned chalice of corporate news and seek truth somewhere else.

The Empty Piety of the American Press by Chris Hedges

There is a long list of the censored. The acceptable range of opinion is so narrow it is almost nonexistent.

A Tribute to Robert Parry: Independent Journalism at Its Best

Bob believed deeply in journalism, both as a vital force for shaping the world and as a moral imperative.

Jurors to Decide What Constitutes Journalism in Trial of J20 Inauguration Protests

“It’s truly an Orwellian moment.”

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Disappearance, a Body, and What It Takes to Make the News

The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?

Elites ‘Have No Credibility Left:’ Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

These party elites, consumed by greed, myopia and a deep cynicism, have a death grip on the political process. They’re not going to let it go, even if it all implodes.

Elite Media Need to Recognize Assaults on Reporters as a Pattern–and a Threat

Establishment journalists failed their “first they came for the Communists…” moment at the very beginning of the Trump administration, when DC police arrested and charged at least nine alternative journalists for covering protests at Trump’s inauguration that included property damage. BY JANINE JACKSON  FAIR  May 25, 2017 It is heartening at least that Montana newspapers […]

John Rachel | The Politics of Panic and Puerile Propaganda

…we are still looking at a total retreat from journalistic integrity, an abandonment of responsibility vital to our survival as a nation…

Glenn Greenwald | Watch How Casually False Claims are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition

…it was the press, not Snowden, which decided what stayed secret and what was reported.

Mr. Fish | Holiday Punch 2016

To add a bit of glee, rage, tough love and hopefulness to your holiday season. . .

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

Today, the invisible government has never been more powerful and less understood.

Glenn Greenwald | On WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Privacy: Reporting on the Podesta Archive is an Easy Call

WikiLeaks has always been somewhat controversial but reaction has greatly intensified this year because many of their most significant leaks have had an impact on the U.S. presidential election.

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.

Evergreene Digest: Obama is bullish on war, no matter how you spin it.

Obama is bullish on war, no matter how you spin it. Rather than being remembered as the reluctant warrior, pushed into war by circumstance, there is far more likelihood Obama will be remembered as the opposite: the president who cemented the forever war mentality and architecture that has continually expanded, and that tragically shows no […]