The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content

By Alison Rose Levy, Fair.org -

As Sen. Bernie Sanders (CJR, 8/26/19) has recently noted, corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the [...]

Green-Smearing – From Nicaragua To Bolivia

By Stephen Sefton, Tortillaconsal.com -

On one level the intensifying deceit of Western media foreign affairs coverage corresponds to the increasing desperation of Western elites confronting their failing global power and influence. [...]

How The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville Created Fairytales Of Underground Hospitals In Syria

By Staff, Moonofalabama.org -

In August 2013 the BBC produced a fake video headlined "Saving Syria’s Children" about an alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria which it claimed was caused by the Syrian government. Robert [...]

US Internet Companies Are Privatized Instruments Of US Geopolitical Power And They Are Not Even Hiding It

By Yasha Levine, Thegrayzone.com -

I was in the New York Public Library recently doing research in the archives when I stumbled on a 1944 pamphlet from Western Electric, the old American techno-telephone monopolist. It’s called [...]

British Judge Jails Assange Indefinitely, Despite End Of Sentence

By Oscar Grenfell, WSWS.org. -

In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning, British District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange will remain in prison, despite the fact [...]

What Really Happened In Zimbabwe

By David Adams, Decade-culture-of-peace.org -

At one point they describe his seizure of white-owned farms. “By 1998, although Mr. Mugabe had promised new land for 162,000 black families, only 71,000 white households had been resettled. Then [...]

A Frontline View Of The Palestinian Great March Of Return

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

On March 30 2018, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip started a weekly peaceful protest they call "The Great March of Return." The purpose was to go to the wall separating them from their previous [...]

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over The News. What Could Go Wrong?

By Matt Taibbi, Readersupportednews.org -

One of the Pentagon’s most secretive agencies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is developing “custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, [...]

From Co-ops To Direct Public Offerings, Local News Outlets Get Creative To Stay Afloat

Bonnie O'Keefe, Nextcity.org -

The journalism landscape has transformed dramatically since the turn of the millennium when more than 400,000 people were employed at newspapers in the US. By September 2016, less than half that [...]

GateHouse’s Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet

By Janine Jackson, FAIR -

Gannett—the largest newspaper publisher in the country, as measured by total daily circulation—has merged with GateHouse Media, owned by Wes Edens’ New Fortress Investment Group, which also owns [...]

Media Can’t Even Tell The Truth About Foreign Policy History

By Staff, Yvesengler.com -

Media coverage of Canadian foreign policy is uniquely one-sided and biased. It’s so bad that few readers, listeners or viewers will have ever seen or heard an honest analysis of this country’s [...]

NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook To Normalize Regime Change In Venezuela

By Lucas Koerner, FAIR. -

The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the US terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua. As Greg Grandin writes, Otto Reich, head [...]

Videos Of Chinese ‘Crackdown’ In Hong Kong Revealed As Fake By AFP Investigation

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

AFP debunks false images and videos supposedly showing Chinese repression in Hong Kong. A fact-check investigation by AFP published Tuesday has debunked a number of images and videos purporting [...]

Mother Jones Is Failing Its Namesake

By Naomi LaChance, Fair.org -

Kevin Drum, a political columnist forMother Jones, wrote in a blog post (6/26/19) last month that he did not understand why workers do not want their employer to work with the government agencies [...]

Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash

By Caitlin Johnstone, CaitlinJohnstone.com. -

After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. After the account [...]