Another Method Of US Censorship: Media Minders

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

The United States government often criticizes other countries for controlling their media, but over the past thirty years, it is the US media that has become tightly controlled. We speak with [...]

US Pushes Conspiracy Theory On China’s Coronavirus Death Toll

By Ajit Singh, The Grayzone. -

As the United States suffers from the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, President Donald Trump has insisted that if his administration manages to keep the death toll to 100,000, they’d be [...]

You Don’t Need To Believe China About China’s Coronavirus Success

By Jim Naureckas, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Bloomberg News (4/1/20) reported that anonymous US officials say that a secret US intelligence report says that China’s statistics on the coronavirus outbreak are “fake”: China has concealed [...]

When The Invisible Hand Gives You The Finger

By Dorothee Benz, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Since the days of Adam Smith, capitalists have been arguing that unfettered markets are the best way to organize the economy. Smith famously said that the rich are “led by an invisible hand” to, [...]

Federal Health Agencies Block Journalists’ Access To COVID-19 Experts And Information

By Gary Schwitzer, -

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public [...]

Media Struggle To Defend Washington’s Cruelty Toward Venezuela And Iran

Joe Emersberger, -

The request was not much of an “about-face” for Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, because it was the same type of disaster relief loan the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave to Ecuador in [...]

Letter From Truthdig’s Editor-In-Chief, Robert Scheer

By Robert Scheer, Popular Resistance. -

To Zuade Kaufman: I want to register my strongest possible disagreement with your unilateral decisions to bar me from the Truthdig site, close the site, and discharge Truthdig's employees. [...]

Update: Statement From Striking Truthdig Workers

By Truthdig Staff, Popular Resistance. -

On Wednesday night, amid reports that much of the country was going into quarantine indefinitely, Truthdig's staff received an email with the subject line "Re: Truthdig." The email was to inform [...]

In Pursuit Of Chinese Scapegoats, Media Reject Life-Saving Lessons

By Alan Macleod,  -

We are barely a few months into the year, but it is already clear that the coronavirus will be 2020’s defining event in media and politics. For weeks, conservative media echoed the explicit Trump [...]

Update: Spring Fund Drive Underway

By Popular Resistance. -

Popular Resistance was created almost seven years ago after nine months of speaking to activists and mentors from across the country and holding strategy sessions about what was needed to [...]

Striking Truthdig Staff Respond To Allegations By Publisher

Truthdig Staff, Popular Resistance -

On March 16, those participating in Truthdig's work stoppage wrote directly to publisher Zuade Kaufman and Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer. We invited them to participate in a conference call on [...]

A Case Study Of Corporate Media Disinformation

By Stansfield Smith, Dissident Voice. -

Some alternative media have exposed the US government and its corporate media fake news reporting on Russian “election interference,” on Venezuela, the war on Syria, China’s Xinjiang and Hong [...]

Capitalism Is Responsible For The Deaths Of Millions Of People

By Solomon Comissiong, Black Agenda Report. -

The United States' corporate media is a well-oiled machine, engineered to effectively distribute misinformation to masses of politically domesticated Americans. Like apex predators, they feast [...]

New York Times Spreads The Virus Of Hatred, Again

By K. J. Noh, MR Online. -

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Covid 19, first detected late last year in the hub city of Wuhan, China, is a rapidly-spreading viral disease, often characterized by a cluster of acute respiratory [...]

With Help From US Media, Nicaragua’s Coup-Mongers Aiming For Western Hearts And Minds

By Nan McCurdy and Nora Mitchell, Popular Resistance -

With its support tanking at home, Nicaragua’s opposition is seeking to win over public opinion in the West. A factually-challenged, distortion laden article in Vox by a familiar anti-Sandinista [...]