Tag Archives: Orwellian

Viral video raises worry over Sinclair’s political messaging inside local news

How Sinclair Broadcasting puts a partisan tilt on trusted local news (Just what media is REALLY giving you Fake News?

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

Does the media you ingest benefit the same old parties and people – left and right – who refuse to effect meaningful change? Does the media you take in day in and day out, feed the perpetual war machine…?

Tom Hastings | Trump kleptocracy

Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears.

The Orwellian-Octopus of the Entrenched-Interests Media

How many times does independent media have to get it right, before you acknowledge that it’s looking out for you?

▶ Two on Iraq from Democracy Now! Jeremy Scahill and Embedded Journalist Abdul-Alhad

The tragedy of the Sunnis in Iraq.  Need a social contract, not money and weapons. “The war that ISIS is raging on the Iraqi government is a coalition of many different tiny little wars,” Abdul-Ahad says. “Everyone has his own grievances against the central government of Iraq, yet ISIS has managed to include them all […]

Jim Hightower> Repeal the Patriot Act

 “We the People have now learned that all three branches of government have furtively conspired for seven years to violate our privacy—so, no, we don’t trust any of them.”  Jim Hightower  Published: Wednesday 19 June 2013  NationofChange.org It’s back. The Patriot Act — that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors […]

‘Beyond Orwellian’: Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program & Petition

FISA court order ‘broadest surveillance order ever issued’ against private citizens – Jon Queally, staff writer Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Common Dreams  Update: (3:59 PM) As government officials and Verizon itself responded to the Guardian’s NSA domestic spying story throughout the day, concern over the program’s scope and implications only deepened among its army of critics. Responding to the […]

Tom Dispatch> Naming Our Nameless War> How Many Years Will It Be?

 For well over a decade now the United States has been “a nation at war.” Does that war have a name? TD’s version of must-see TV: last week, Andrew Bacevich argued Stephen Colbert (or at least the character he plays) to a draw in a telling and funny episode of “the Colbert Report” which takes up the issue […]

Norman Solomon> The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

After the bombings that killed and maimed so horribly at the Boston Marathon, our country’s politics and mass media are awash in heartfelt compassion — and reflexive “doublethink,” which George Orwell described as willingness “to forget any fact that has become inconvenient.” by Norman Solomon  Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Common Dreams People react as an explosion […]