Tag Archives: Washington Post

Democracy Dies in Obfuscation, by Dorthee Benz

“The failure to name—and, worse, to try to obscure through misleading comparisons—what is plainly a threat to US democracy is a dereliction of journalistic duty.”

US ‘Disinformation’ Claims Do Exactly What Enemies Are Accused of: Distract From Covid-19 Failures

“While the foreign misinformation in question isn’t clear, the purpose of the domestic narratives surrounding said misinformation is.”

Who Wants a Revolution? No One Who Owns a Major Media Outlet

“The pundits appear willfully ignorant of their own role in shaping electability narratives. In the debates, electability was a favorite topic of the journalists doling out questions, and the message (evidence be damned) was clear: Sanders is unelectable. As we reported after studying every debate question prior to Super Tuesday (FAIR.org, 2/29/20), Sanders’ electability was questioned more than four times as often as Biden’s (21 to 5).”

The Generals’ Long Con on Afghanistan, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”

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 Left’s Embrace of Amazon’s Corporatism Proves Haunting Power of Two-Party Paradigm

Bezos is currently worth around 120.5 billion dollars. If he took a tiny pay cut and knocked his net worth down to a measly 120 billion, none of his workers would need to be on welfare.

WaPo’s Laziest Columnist Calls Protesters ‘Fascists,’ Equates Them to Manchester Bomber

Cohen would, conveniently, avoid the substance of the Middlebury dispute, dismissing the overarching scientific racism advanced by Murray as “beside the point.”

Chelsea Manning Is Free–but Whistleblowers Still Face Prison

As FAIR analyst Adam Johnson (1/18/17) noted, it’s a strange day when the US president is to the left of the country’s editorial pages.

Robert Parry | The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American “soft coup” is in the works, reports Robert Parry.

NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims

In all these cases, the Times and other Western news outlets behaved as if there was only one acceptable side to the story, the one that the U.S. government was pushing…

Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes–Zero Are Critical

No need to debate the morality or utility of the strikes, because the scene played out per usual

Robert Parry | The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

… logical thinking no longer applies to what’s going on in Washington.

NPR Spins Trump’s ‘Restrained’ Foreign Policy–Ignoring Threats, Bans and Escalation

the wisdom of the CIA’s billion-dollar-a-year fueling of the Syrian conflict is never examined, nor is the decade-and-a-half-long occupation of Afghanistan.

Robert Parry | NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.

Janine Jackson | Signs Look Grim for Media Picking the Side of Liberty and Dissent

…it’s only when it comes to some of the most powerful people on the planet that the rules change.

John Buell | Fake News and the New McCarthyism

…the rhetoric of foreign affairs serves to discipline and support domestic identity as much as to fend off actual military threat

Carey Wedler | The CIA, Washington Post, and Russia: What You’re Not Being Told

“It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.”

Robert Parry | The Orwellian War on Skepticism

On Wednesday, U.S. congressional negotiators approved $160 million to combat what they deem foreign propaganda and the alleged Russian campaign to spread “fake news.”

David Swanson | How I Produce Fake News for Russia

Somehow I’ve produced a veritable flood of Russian propaganda, most of it not even mentioning Russia at all. 

Stephen Corbett | What I Learned From the “PropOrNot” Propaganda List (Video)

And yes, the list is as ridiculous as that sounds.