Tag Archives: media analysis

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.

Big Tech’s Dangerous Crackdown on Social Media, by Max Blumenthal and Abby Martin

A discussion of the establishment’s efforts to censor and control independent voices including Venezuela analysis and TeleSUR English.

The fight to save the internet continues…take action now!

The Senate has already passed its version of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to save Net Neutrality. Now it’s the House’s turn.

The Sanctification of NATO

Claims of Donald Trump undermining NATO have sent establishment media into a frenzy to sanctify NATO as a force for peace and democracy.

God Only Knows, by Kathy Kelly

To date, the US continues selling weapons to the UAE and to its coalition partner, Saudi Arabia

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.”

This Is What War Propaganda Looks Like in the Age of Social Media, by Caitlin Johnstone

This is what war propaganda looks like in the era of social media. It will never look ugly. It will never directly show you its real intentions. If it did, it wouldn’t work.

The Media Never Mention the No. 1 Cause of Climate Change, by Lee Camp

Our illogical, immoral meat consumption will kill our planet, kill our future and possibly kill your family.

Gazans Were “Grass to Be Mowed” Again, But Their Roots Remain Strong

In tragedy, Palestinians’ will to live is not defeated: Instead, the roots of Palestinian identity grow stronger.

ICE Is a State-Sponsored Terrorist Organization: Abolish ICE, by William Boardman

Congress voted in 2002 to make ICE a national police force with Gestapolike powers. Corrupt law and corrupt politics have produced corrupt results.

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.

How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions by Jonathan Cook

The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.

Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped by Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

None of these [anti-Trump] cartoons appeared in the Post-Gazette, despite Rogers being the paper’s full-time staff political cartoonist.

Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.