Tag Archives: mass media

Norman Solomon on what the media won’t say: “The American people live in a warfare state” by Chauncey DeVaga

“Napoleon said that it’s not necessary to censor the news. It’s more efficient to delay it until it no longer matters. In terms of the dead, it no longer matters.”

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].

Ralph Nader | The Censorious Vortex Of The ‘Flash News’ Barons

[Nader] began to notice various citizen groups experiencing difficulty in getting “newstime” or “newsprint” because their subjects…

On Contact with Chris Hedges | Creative Forgetfulness with Eric Foner (Video)

American history by a people’s historian.

‘Fake News’ Isn’t New: Dissecting Two Decades Of War Propaganda

The war for regime change has many fronts, and the battle over the story told to the public is equally powerful.

Mnar Muhawesh: ‘We Don’t Have A Mainstream Media, We Have A Very Extremist Media’

“For anybody that cares about press freedom or democracy, this should concern them,” said Muhawesh. “This has set a very dangerous precedent on our press freedom.”

▶ Noam Chomsky on American Empire • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

Expansion is the path to security, and to achieve security you have to control everything of value. This is the blueprint that has guided US leaders for decades, but is this empire worth building – and at what cost?

Chris Hedges: The Myth of the Free Press

The mass media, as  [C. Wright] [Mills] wrote, exist primarily to help citizens feel they are successful and that they have met their aspirations even if they have not. They use language and images to manipulate and form opinions, not to foster genuine democratic debate and conversation… By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  October 26, 2014 Screen shot […]

Mark Weisbrot: Mass Media Helps Keep Americans in the Dark About US Foreign Policy

Mass Media Helps Keep Americans in the Dark About US Foreign Policy By Mark Weisbrot 06 August 2013 The Guardian | Op-Ed  via truthout.org Juana Brito prays over the bodies of her father and an unidentified youth, both killed by Guatemalan soldiers in the civil war 30 years ago, as a team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation […]

Juan Cole> Iraq Redux: Top Ten Ways TV Networks Are Screwing Us Again

David Gregory’s attack on Glenn Greenwald is an example of how the media is acting as a government propaganda machine against Edward Snowden. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) By Juan Cole  25 June 13  Informed Comment via ReaderSupportedNews.org U.S. television news is a danger to the security of the United States. First, it is so oriented […]

Glenn Greenwald> The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties

The controversies over the IRS and especially the AP phone records appear to have long-lasting effects Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 15 May 2013 10.45 EDT President Barack Obama Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Due to the controversies over the IRS and (especially) the DOJ’s attack on AP’s news gathering process, media outlets have suddenly decided that President Obama […]

Norman Solomon> Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet

Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet “We have a profound, far-reaching fight on our hands, at a crossroads leading toward democracy or corporate monopoly.” By Norman Solomon  March 27, 2013  NormanSolomon.com If your daily routine took you from one homegrown organic garden to another, bypassing vast fields choked with pesticides, you might feel […]