Category Media Criticism
Ukraine’s Propaganda War: International PR Firms, DC Lobbyists and CIA Cutouts, by Dan Cohen
Washington DC lobbyists wag the dog: While public relations firms and intelligence-linked propaganda operations target the public, Washington DC lobbyists are agitating in Congress to extend the war in Ukraine.
A Tale of Two Wars: Biden Decries Russian Atrocities in Ukraine While Backing Saudi/UAE War in Yemen
CodePink. “Why is there such a disparity between coverage of the war on Ukraine vs. the war on Yemen? Coverage of Yemen reveals the US and UK’s complicity in creating the humanitarian crisis. Coverage of Ukraine constructs the US, the UK, & their allies as the ‘saviors of democracy.’” [as quoted on Democracy Now!]
What to Know About the Civilian Casualty Files, By Michael Levenson
“When the wars intensified, the authority to approve strikes was pushed further down the chain of command, even as an overwhelming majority of strikes were carried out in the heat of war, and not planned far in advance.”
PSYOPS, by Patrick Lawrence
“The Deep State — and at this point it is mere pretense to object to this term — long ago made it a priority to turn the mainstream press and broadcasters to its purposes — to make a free press unfree. This has gone on since the earliest Cold War decades and is well and responsibly documented.”
The Belmarsh Tribunal: The War On Terror is Put on Trial
“To free the world we have to free Assange. Stay Free.” Edward Snowden
Matt Taibbi: Responding to “On the Media” on Free Speech: FIRE’s “So to Speak” Podcast
Last month, On the Media, a popular radio program from New York City’s WNYC, aired an episode that questioned free speech values and challenged so-called “free speech absolutism.”
On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Matt Taibbi, Nadine Strossen, and Amna Khalid, who provide direct responses to many of the free speech critiques made in On the Media’s program
What are the Prospects For Peace: an Interview with Noam Chomsky
“According to the Constitution, Article I, Congress has the sole right to declare war. But that provision has long been dispatched to the ashcan, along with other inconvenient provisions of the document that we are taught to revere.”
Henry Giroux: Tucker Carlson Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Right-Wing Media’s War on Truth
Carlson’s public flirtation with right-wing violence prompted the conservative columnist Max Boot to claim that Carlson “is inciting violence and abetting terrorism. He hits a new low every time he takes to the airwaves.”
Why local journalism must be considered infrastructure
“A future without local journalism is as dire as a society without roads and bridges.”
Matt Taibi: Why “Securing Democracy” Will Be Taught in Journalism Schools
“It is impossible to anticipate all the threats that you will face when confronting powerful governments.”
You Tube Censorship: Pieta Mothers of Sorrow
Not up to Youtube’s community guidelines!
The Curse of Moral Purity, by Chris Hedges
Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.
Julian Assange: the latest blackout by Mnar Muhawesh and Robert Sheer on effects on journalism
If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed.
Democracy Dies Without Alternative Media, Robert Sheer interview of Peter Richardson
It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.
Glenn Greenwald: What Are the Major Media Sources of Fake News and Disinformation?
Two minutes of outright lies.