NY Times Admits It Sends Stories To US Government For Approval Before Publication

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publication. This confirms what veteran [...]

The Trust Project: Big Media And Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

Given the Trust Project’s rich-get-richer impact on the online news landscape, it is not surprising to find that it is funded by a confluence of tech oligarchs and powerful forces with a clear [...]

Why We Need The New Yorker To Correct Its Error On Venezuelan Inequality

By Jim Naureckas, Fair.org -

My hat is off to Keane Bhatt, NACLA blogger and occasional Extra!contributor, for his tireless efforts to prod one of the United States’ most prestigious media outlets to live up to its professed [...]

The Western Media Is Key To Syria Deceptions

By Staff, Jonathan-cook.net -

By any reckoning, the claim made this week by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that they were targeted with chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Idlib province – their final holdout in Syria – [...]

US Press Reaches All-Time Low On Venezuela Coverage

By Daniel Kovalik, Venezuelanalysis.com -

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the [...]

There’s Far More Diversity In Venezuela’s ‘Muzzled’ Media Than In US Corporate Press

By Lucas Koerner AND Ricardo Vaz, Fair.org -

The international corporate media have long displayed a peculiar creativity with the facts in their Venezuela reporting, to the point that coverage of the nation’s crisis has become perhaps the [...]

It’s Never Really About The Bread

By Eleanor Goldfield, Roarmag.org -

Corporate media often depicts major social upheavals as single-issue affairs — to see how movements and struggles connect we need to look beyond the headlines. The tip of the iceberg is not what [...]

The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies And Western Media Report On Geopolitics

By Staff, Truepublica.org.uk -

The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these [...]

Who’s Behind The Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

By Jeb Sprague and Alexander Rubinstein, Mintpressnews.com -

The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela’s D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. [...]

US Press Reaches All-Time Low On Venezuela Coverage

By Daniel Kovalik, Counterpunch.org -

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the [...]

40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions: Corporate Media Turn A Blind Eye

A new report on April 25 by a respected think tank has estimated that US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in August 2017 have caused around 40,000 deaths. This atrocity has been almost entirely [...]

Western Media Fall In Lockstep For Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt

By Adam Johnson, Fair.org -

All of the above articles—and scores more like it—repeated the same script: Maduro was blocking aid from the US “out of refusal to relinquish power,” preferring to starve “his own people” rather [...]

Paying Off Climate Change, A Nostalgic War & The Thing About Jews

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Here's what happens when you fine big polluters – plus a look at how intertwined law enforcement and pipeline companies are (hint: it's not you they're protecting and serving.) Next up, should we [...]

Blacking Out The Yellow Vests On Cable News: Corporate Media Doing Its Job

By Paul Street, Counterpunch.org -

The deletion of events that don’t fit with the reigning ideology is part of how ruling class-owned media works to manufacture mass consent to unjust hierarchy. I spent much of last week in a [...]

Misreporting Manafort: A Case Study In Journalistic Malpractice

By Alan McLeod, Fair.org -

In what has been described as potentially the biggest story of the year, the Guardian’s Luke Harding (11/27/18) reported last week that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, held [...]