Tag Archives: mainstream corporate media

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.

Lifting of US Propaganda Ban Gives New Meaning to Old Song

Planting Stories in the Press: With the propaganda ban now a relic, the once-covert propaganda machine long used to justify war after war is now operating out in the open and out of control.

Media Owned By Warlords, Gov’t Owned By Big Money, Shock Doctrine

War profiteers and the media who hire them. Puerto Rico. Worker wages.

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin — Propaganda Buries Facts and Manipulates Emotions

How the US military uses propaganda in covering wars. Complicity of reporters.

Russiagate or Russiagoat? Coleen Rowley, Nat Parry, Glenn Greenwald, James Risen

‘This is Nuts’: Liberals Launch ‘Largest Mobilization in History’ in Defense of Russiagate Probe February 9, 2018 Exclusive: Hundreds of thousands have pledged to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is removed, reflecting misplaced priorities and some fundamental misunderstandings, report Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry. Read more →   VIDEO: GLENN GREENWALD […]

A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an “Act of War” on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response be Similar? by Glenn Greenwald

Demanding that everyone agree that “punishment” toward Russia is warranted (upon pain of being found guilty of bad citizenship), while failing to specify what punishment would be just, warranted and rational. To do that is to deliberately beat the drums of war, cultivate an atmosphere of belligerence and aggression, without any limits or notions of proportionality.

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump

Power, culture, politics, finance and everyday life now merge in ways that are unprecedented and pose a threat to democracies all over the world.

Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One

Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe.

Chris Hedges | The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump by Chris Hedges

As long as Trump serves the interests of the elites he will remain president. If, for some reason, he is unable to serve these interests he will disappear.

6 Elements of Police Spin: An Object Lesson in Copspeak by Adam Johnson

Why do these reporters and editors take simple, straightforward events such as one person shooting and killing another and turn it into rhetorical highwire act?

Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion

Facebook’s censorship regime is part of a drive by all the major technology firms, including Twitter and Google, to limit the freedom of expression.

On Contact: Coming Unrest with David North and Chris Hedges

David North, Chairman of the World Socialist Web Site’s International Editorial Board, discusses the capitalist crisis in the United States and globally.

Chris Hedges | Thought Police for the 21st Century

This censorship is global.

Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world

“Large gaps in ratings of the media emerge between governing party supporters and non-supporters. “

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship with Chris Hedges and David North (Video)

A dialog between David North and Chris Hedges, live-streamed worldwide tonight, January 16, 2018.

A Whitened Media Shaped by Bill Clinton’s Telecom Act Misses Reasons for Hillary’s Defeat

The media’s current preoccupation with all things Russian, when the far more imminent threat is much closer to home, represents what is known as “cognitive dissonance,” which in the U.S. manifests as the white settlers’ reflexive attempt to rationalize their own savagery to avoid unsettling and even traumatizing truths. by Jon Jeter  Mint Press News  January […]

Henry Giroux | Trump’s attack on democracy will fail

Trump hopes to “dismantle all aspects of American democracy,” says radical thinker. But resistance can defeat him.

Two on the media: Russiagate and Nationalize the Internet

It’s Time to Nationalize the Internet To counter the FCC’s attack on net neutrality, we need to start treating the Internet like the public good it is. Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement […]

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

“It’s truly an Orwellian moment.”

After Trump’s Jerusalem Move, Media Worry About ‘Violence’–Not Violation of International Law

The American “recognition” of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital further entrenches and condones Israel’s occupation, ethnic cleansing and colonization of Palestinian land.