Tag Archives: media analysis

‘Cultural Marxism’: The Mainstreaming of a Nazi Trope, by Paul Ari

What does cultural Marxism mean for the far right?

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 […]

UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast

Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article “UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’” by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe […]

18 Ways Julian Assange Changed the World

Nothing published on WikiLeaks has ever been proven untrue. Compare that record to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News or any mainstream outlet.

The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate, by Chris Hedges

The media model … mutes and destroys investigations into corporate systems of oppression and genuine dissent.

Democracy Now! Assange: Ellsberg, Scahill, Assange Lawyer weigh in on “grave threat to press freedom”

Assange faces up to 170 additional years in prison under the new charges—10 years for each count of violating the Espionage Act.

Redacting Democracy: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You, by Karen J. Greenberg

Now You See It, Now You Don’t. Democracy itself can,…be redacted if the culture of blacking-out key information becomes Washington’s accepted paradigm.

Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks, and The Deepwater Horizon

If the the U.S. jails Julian Assange, they should jail me, and my colleagues at The Guardian and New York Times. We all used the Manning / Assange / WikiLeaks emails

Two by Chris Hedges: The Mueller Report and the Press and Guns and Liberty

The Mueller report’s categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism…

Chelsea Manning and the New Inquisition, by Chris Hedges

The corporate state hardly intends to stop with Manning and Assange. The target is the press itself.

Debate Over Labeling Omar Obscures Vital Debate on Israel/Palestine

Chait has a clear double standard for cultural sensitivity and respect: He requires a young Muslim woman to be conversant in and circumspect of even antiquated stereotypes about Jews, while his own remark makes use of the much more current stereotype of the sneaky, shady Arab or Muslim who is not to be trusted. By […]

JOHN PILGER: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

A war has been declared on Venezuela, of which the truth is “too difficult” to report.

Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela, by Lee Camp

It’s truly mind-numbing to watch so-called “liberals” march in lockstep with the likes of John Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Donald Trump and every neocon not currently in a coma.

NPR, the Pentagon, and U.S. Foreign Policy

While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.

Media Bits and Bytes, by Portside

In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?

How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Newsguard gives Fox News high marks for accuracy. …examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy.

The ‘Weaponization’ of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences

Singer and Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war.

We Will Resist Trump’s Authoritarian War on the Media, by Mike Ludwig

These are the words of a man who would rather be king than president.