Tag Archives: Media Criticism

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.

Military Madness, U.S. Style: What’s the Alternative?

Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”

Democracy Now’s “Alt Media” Platform for Humanitarian Imperialism in Syria

The “war and peace report,” as progressive as it may often sound, has long ceased to be a purely listener-supported project, and this lack of economic independence has spilled into its politics.

Dan Rather Slams Journalists Who Hailed Donald Trump’s Bombs As ‘Presidential’

Whether this should have been a unilateral action is something we all must consider.

HERE’S THE PUBLIC EVIDENCE RUSSIA HACKED THE DNC – IT’S NOT ENOUGH

The refrain of Russian attribution has been repeated so regularly and so emphatically that it’s become easy to forget that no one has ever truly proven the claim.

Media Ask Which Candidate Can Better Exploit Our Irrational Fear of Terrorism

Politico (9/20/16) frames the terrorism issue as “who has the upper hand.”

Mainstream Media Focuses On Israeli Deaths While Ignoring Israeli Violence

“Each new day in the current round of strife in Palestine seems to bring news that more Palestinians have been killed in increasingly gruesome ways by Israeli security forces. …”

David Vine| Garrisoning the Globe: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Undermine National Security and Harm Us All

Vine: The Pentagon’s overseas presence is actually even larger. There are U.S. troops or other military personnel in about 160 foreign countries and territories, including small numbers of marines guarding embassies and larger deployments of trainers and advisors like the roughly 3,500 now working with the Iraqi Army. And don’t forget the Navy’s 11 aircraft carriers.

Diane Johnstone: Turning the Cradle of Civilization Into its Graveyard

Johnstone: Western leaders share major responsibility for making much of the world unfit for normal human habitation. And so far, they are getting away with it. The massive refugee crisis swamping Europe is just the beginning of the troubles that these unscrupulous leaders have brought on their own countries.

Lee Fang: Civil Rights Group Backed by Telecom Industry Seeks to Block Net Neutrality, Instantly Contradicts Itself

From the article: MMTC has gone to bat for other major media companies, arguing in 2011 that minority communities would benefit from the Comcast-NBC Universal merger. After urging support for the deal, MMTC received at least $350,000 from Comcast.

Ann Wright | A defense of WomenCross DMZ: When “human rights” hurts North Koreans

 When “human rights” hurts North Koreans: A defense of WomenCross DMZ

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Mark Hand: Feeling Trapped in a Dead-End System? Cartoonist’s Affirmations Encourage Resistance | Stephanie McMillan

McMillan: There is a huge lack of inspirational literature to encourage and uplift people whose lives are dedicated to social transformation.

Propaganda? What Propaganda? Western Media Monopoly vs Alternative and Non-Western Media

 I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity. By Peter Lavelle   Global Research  November 18, 2014   Sputnik  17 November 2014 Region: Russia and FSU   Theme: Media Disinformation We have recently been hearing a […]

The Nation: Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits?

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of ISIS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors? Lee Fang  TheNation.com  September 12, 2014 Retired General Anthony Zinni, retired General Jack Keane and former Bush administration official Fran Townsend If you read enough news and watch […]

The Intercept: News Organizations Finally Realize Obama’s War Plan is a Hot Mess

“Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.”  —Andrew J. Bacevich     BY DAN FROOMKIN  The Intercept  September 11, 2014    President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State counts on pretty much everything going right in a region of the world where pretty much […]

Peter Hart: How to Decode the New York Times

 The New York Times muddies the waters about the deaths of the three Israeli teens that started the recent attacks on Gaza by Palestine… By Peter Hart  FAIR.org  September 5, 2014    It is, by many accounts, the action that caused the most recent war in Gaza: the kidnapping and murder of three young Israelis […]

Ebony, Bob Butler: What Happened to Freedom of the Press?

BOB BUTLER, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS, WRITES THAT THE ARREST OF TWO JOURNALISTS IN FERGUSON REMINDS HIM OF 1964 By#TEAMEBONY  August 15, 2014    Press freedom in Ferguson: Is this 1964 or 2014?  Fifty years ago, America’s living rooms were interrupted with images of peaceful protesters in Selma or Washington or […]

▶ Israel/Palestine, Russell Brand/Sean Hannity: Round 2 (The Trews E114)

Published on Aug 1, 2014 Russell Brand The Trews (E114). You may have seen Sean Hannity offering to educate me on his Fox News show. This is my response to his ‘education’. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! […]

Robert Perry: What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?

Exclusive: The U.S. media’s Ukraine bias has been obvious, siding with the Kiev regime and bashing ethnic Russian rebels and Russia’s President Putin. But now – with the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down – the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  ConsortiumNews.com  July 20, 2014 In the heat of the U.S. media’s […]

Marwan Bishara: Israel’s media strategy: What lies beneath

 Israeli government is misleading the world one press conference at a time. Marwan Bishara  Al Jazeera  Last updated: 16 Jul 2014 16:55 Israel’s media strategy aims to mystify, mislead and even misrepresent the reality, writes Bishara [EPA] Do you wonder why there are many questions left unanswered regarding the Israeli escalation in Gaza? Why the questions are […]