Building The Iron Wall

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives—15 Republicans and three Democrats—has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run [...]

The Grammar Of Russiagate

By Sheldon Richman, Counterpunch.org -

Closely observing the grammar of the Official Russiagate Narrative is revealing and instructive. It provides clues to the (language-)game being played. Consider what I call the insidious [...]

Experts For The People—Shut Out By The Mass Media

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

Ever wonder how the television, radio and newspaper people select whom they are going to interview or get quotes from when they are reporting the news or producing a feature? I do. What I’ve [...]

Victims Of Propaganda Do Not Know It Exists

By Ian Sinclair, Morningstaronline.co.uk -

Guardian columnist and leader writer Natalie Nougayrede wrote an op-ed last month examining propaganda in our supposed age of “lies and distortion.” Focusing on “Russian propaganda” and “Russian [...]

The Strategic Challenge For The Latin American Left

By Rafael Correa, Telesurtv.net -

Mass-Media has become the main opposition to the progressive governments of the region. After the long and sad neoliberal night of the 1990s - which broke entire nations like Ecuador - and since [...]

New York Times Trumpwashes 70 Years of US Crimes

By Adam Johnson, FAIR -

Trumpwashing—defined as whitewashing, obscuring or rewriting the broader US record by presenting Donald Trump as an aberration (FAIR.org, 6/3/16)—was on full display Thursday in a nominally [...]

Trump’s Threat To Internet Freedom & Digital Media

By Charles Ferguson, www.theguardian.com -

By Charles Ferguson for The Guardian - In one of the most jaw-dropping press conferences of all time, this month President Trump declared war on the entire news media, except Fox News and Alex [...]

‘Fake News’ In America: Homegrown, And Far From New

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - The media landscape in America is dominated by “fake news.” It has been for decades. This fake news does not emanate from the Kremlin. It is a [...]

An Open Letter To Fellow Minority Journalists

By Jay Caspian Kang, www.medium.com -

By Jay Caspian Kang for Medium - Over the next year or two, media — especially prestige print media — will begin thinning out its ranks. The economic forecast, despite temporary spikes in [...]

Mainstream Media: The Real Source Of Fake News

By Nauman Sadiq, www.countercurrents.org -

By Nauman Sadiq for Counter Currents - What bothers me is not that we are unable to find the solution to our problems, what bothers me more is the fact that neoliberals are so utterly unaware of [...]

Media Blacklist Tied To Ukrainian Fascism & CIA Spying

By Mark Ames, www.alternet.org -

By Mark Ames for Alternet. Last month, the Washington Post gave a glowing front-page boost to an anonymous online blacklist of hundreds of American websites, from marginal conspiracy sites to [...]

Commercial Mass Media The Real Source Of Fake News

By Jay Dyer, www.globalresearch.ca -

By Jay Dyer for Global Research - In fact, the earliest days of mass print media were erected on a famous fraud known as the “Great Moon Hoax” of 1835 – something researcher Chris Kendall has [...]

Mainstream Media MIA As DAPL Action Is Met With Water Cannons And Mace

By Jenni Monet, www.indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com -

By Jenni Monet for Indian Country Today Media Network - Outside a triage tent at the foot of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, frantic chatter and whirring generators fused with the familiar drone of [...]

CNN Protest Demands Fair and Accurate Reporting On Standing Rock

By Alexandra Jacobo, www.nationofchange.org -

By Alexandra Jacobo for Nation of Change. Native American activists are protesting outside CNN’s office building in Hollywood demanding more coverage on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. [...]

Thinking Dangerously In Age Of Normalized Ignorance

By Henry Giroux, www.counterpunch.org -

By Henry Giroux for CounterPunch. What happens to a society when thinking is eviscerated and is disdained in favor of raw emotion? [1] What happens when political discourse functions as a bunker [...]

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