Tag Archives: U.S.media

Bare Facts About Gaza Demonstrators are Correct, But Rest of Story is Missing

Palestinians are not merely a ragtag collection of refugees; they are a people purposefully kept from their homes by an army of occupation.

Glenn Greenwald | The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

Democratic media outlets have … predictably cheered this opus for exposing “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the presidential election.”

Dave Lindorff: The US Media and Propaganda

Lindorff: 10: If the US provides funds to organizations inside another country, which then
organize protests, marches and bloody assaults, and ultimately drive the elected
government out of office, as the US did in Ukraine, is that subversion?
Objective answer: Yes
US media answer: No

David Swanson: Non-French War Deaths Matter

Swanson: We are all France. Apparently. Though we are never all Lebanon or Syria or Iraq for some reason. Or a long, long list of additional places.

Robert Perry: Nearing Catastrophe on Iran and Russia

Parry: What is particularly striking about this current moment is how the madness that permeates the U.S. government equally pervades the mainstream U.S. media, which is now incapable of covering major international events except through the lens of State Department propaganda, a situation that has reached extreme levels in the reporting on the Ukraine crisis.

Phyllis Bennis: Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

This was a speech threatening war.

Kathy Kelly: The Front Page Rule

Kathy: I hope that someday Senator McCain will gain the insight to repent of insulting them, just as one of the witnesses that day, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, may now regret having exalted the “indispensable” U.S. nation’s right to lead in using force, having since admitted, “We have been talking about our exceptionalism during the recent eight years. Now, an average American wants to stay at home – they do not need any overseas adventures. We do not need new enemies.”

Peter Hart: Chelsea Manning Speaks — But Who Listened?

“According to a search of the Nexis news database, Manning’s op-ed received scant coverage. . . . In the abstract, journalists often profess a great deal of admiration for whistleblowers, and value the service such individuals provide to the news media. “ By Peter Hart  FAIR BLOG  June 18, 2014 US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning wrote a remarkable […]

▶ Glenn Greenwald: RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea – On RT

RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea – On RT By Glenn Greenwald  The Intercept  4 Mar 2014 Screenshot: RT host Abby Martin condemns the Russian military action in Crimea, March 3, 2014 (Updated below – Update II) The vast bulk of the commentary issuing from American commentators about the Russian military action in […]

Glenn Greenwald> Leon Panetta: Macho Renaissance man

Leon Panetta: Macho Renaissance man The U.S. media becomes extra sycophantic when it comes to U.S. military leaders, as 60 Minutes showed last night. BY GLENN GREENWALD    Salon.com MONDAY, JUN 11, 2012 07:55 AM CDT Leon Panetta Of all the ways in which America’s establishment media lionizes political leaders, none is quite as sycophantic as […]

William J. Astore> Weapons ‘R’ Us Making Warbirds Instead of Thunderbirds

Weapons ‘R’ Us Making Warbirds Instead of Thunderbirds  By William J. Astore    January 24, 2012   TomDispatch Perhaps you’ve heard of “Makin’ Thunderbirds,” a hard-bitten rock & roll song by Bob Seger that I listened to 30 years ago while in college.  It’s about auto workers back in 1955 who were “young and proud” to be making […]