Category mainstream media
It’s Different, They’re White: Media Ignore Conflicts Around the World to Focus on Ukraine
“Who is the perpetrator
Who is the victim
If the perpetrator is our enemy, and there is political capital to be made from highlighting their crime, then the media will deem the victim “worthy” — especially if the victim is a pro-U.S. figure. If, however, you die at the hands of the U.S. or its allies, you can expect little sympathy or coverage from the media, especially if you are a Communist, Muslim, or any other designation that renders you unworthy of media attention.”
Greenwald: Romney’s “Treason” Smear of Tulsi Gabbard is False and Noxious, But Now Typifies U.S. Discourse
“It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to find any despot in history who does not weaponize accusations of “treason” against dissidents as a central instrument for control. That U.S. discourse has now descended completely to that level is barely debatable.”
Greenwald, The Neocons’ Primary War Tactic: Branding Opponents of U.S. Intervention as Traitors
“The corporate media outlets consumed most voraciously by liberals are filled to the brim with war-loving neocons.”
Norman Solomon: Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget
As Orwell wrote in a 1946 essay, political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
As Far Right Storms Capitol, Media Need to Look at Their Own Role in How We Got Here
“Imagine if corporate media didn’t praise McConnell, Lindsey Graham or any other Republicans who propped up Trump’s dangerous lies for so long,”
Chris Hedges Interview: America’s Broken Political System and How We Rise Up To Overthrow It
Chris Hedges discusses the demise of Truthdig and the media, Julian Assange, and America now and the relationship of compassion and activism in resistance.
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.”
Iran Unrest: Protests and Provocations, by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Electronic communications and foreign media act as today’s Trojan Horse. Sculpture from American Film “Troy.” By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter Volume 38 Number 1 Winter 2020 November 24, 2019, Iran: When protests in Hong Kong, Iraq, and Lebanon erupted, I was fully anticipating protests in Iran to follow. In 2018 alone, the National Endowment for […]
NPR, the Pentagon, and U.S. Foreign Policy
While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.
Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at ‘The New York Times’, by Robert Herbst
“Not so long ago, it was fairly rare to hear this perspective. That is no longer the case.”
Militarism in the Media, World Beyond War
Militarism in the Media: On January 15, 2019, 100 participants joined our webinar featuring experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare. Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for […]
Glenn Greenwald: What Are the Major Media Sources of Fake News and Disinformation?
Two minutes of outright lies.