Category National Media

US plans to put state-sponsored media under full federal control (Video)

State-sponsored broadcasting CEO to be appointed directly by US president

Sharon Kyle | How Corporate Media Misleads Voters

As if to prep the populace for their desired outcome, for weeks, mainstream corporate media has been readying the people for a Clinton/Trump general election contest.

Pentagon Official Once Told Morley Safer That Reporters Who Believe the Government Are “Stupid”

Time and again, members of the Washington press corps have credulously accepted officials’ lies and misinformation and passed them on to their readers as the truth. Their real-time skepticism is almost nonexistent. And they keep doing it.

Allen Clifton: Dish Network Exposes Fox News as Nothing More than a Conservative Entertainment Channel

 Yes, Dish Network replaced the supposedly “fair and balanced” Fox News with the channel founded by radical right-wing conspiracy pushing propagandist Glenn Beck.  By Allen Clifton  January 3, 2015 By now many people have heard about Dish Network dropping Fox News (at least temporarily) from its broadcasts over a contract dispute. While contract disputes between networks […]

FAIR: Refusing to Take Sides, NPR Takes Sides With Torture Deniers

 This notion that the goal of journalism is to avoid “taking sides” is troubling; that’s how you get reporting that pretends it’s an open question [for example] whether or not humans are raising the temperature of the planet by putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By Jim Naureckas  December 12, 2014 National Public Radio, […]

Nygaard Notes> Number 510, Health Care and PR, War

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 510, July 11, 2012  On the Web at ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” 2.  Health Care and Public Relations 3.  Strategy, War, and Health Care ****** 1. “Quote” of the Week: “We live in a propaganda society.” Chip Berlet, […]

Robert Parry> Occupy targets the Grove> Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’

Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’ July 13, 2012 Exclusive: This weekend, Occupy protesters are targeting the Bohemian Grove in California, where well-connected rich men go on retreats several weekends each summer. The secrecy of the 1980 encampment became a factor in the cover-up of possible “treason” by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, writes Robert Parry. FB page: […]

Glenn Greenwald> Leon Panetta: Macho Renaissance man

Leon Panetta: Macho Renaissance man The U.S. media becomes extra sycophantic when it comes to U.S. military leaders, as 60 Minutes showed last night. BY GLENN GREENWALD MONDAY, JUN 11, 2012 07:55 AM CDT Leon Panetta Of all the ways in which America’s establishment media lionizes political leaders, none is quite as sycophantic as […]

Leonard Downie Jr.> Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk

Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk View Photo Gallery — Watergate scandal key players: Here are the most important figures from the biggest political scandal in American history. By Leonard Downie Jr., Published: June 7     Washington Post Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate. But it became entrenched in American journalism — and has […]

Nygaard Notes> Abandoning Afghanistan

Abandoning Afghanistan Nygaard Notes. Number 508.  May 21, 2012 “Quote” of the Week: “The World Expects Our Soldiers to Do What’s Right.” Reporting on… What?   Abandoning Afghanistan  “Quote” of the Week: “The World Expects Our Soldiers to Do What’s Right” An April 19th New York Times story reported on the recently-published photos showing U.S. soldiers […]

Five Facts That Put America to Shame

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These words, from poet Emma Lazarus, were inscribed on the Statue of Liberty over 100 years ago. Today the golden door has a lock on it, paid for with record profits from the health care, education, and financial industries. […]

John Knefel> Media Bored With Occupy—and Inequality

Bored With Occupy—and Inequality Class issues fade along with protest coverage By John Knefel    Extra! May 2012    FAIR Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement […]

Glenn Greenwald> Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers> NYT Response

Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers BY GLENN GREENWALD   February 6, 2012 (updated below) The New York Times‘ Scott Shane reported this morning on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism study I wrote about yesterday, detailing that the U.S. drone program, as the NYT put it, “repeatedly targeted rescuers who responded to the […]

The Washington Post Doesn’t Understand Social Security

The Washington Post Doesn’t Understand Social Security  Dave Johnson   December 30, 2011   AlterNet See if you can spot the big mistake (giving them the benefit of the doubt) in this Washington Post story: Payroll tax cut raises worries about Social Security’s future funding:  This year, the Social Security system projects that it will pay […]

Nygaard Notes> Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 497, December 14, 2011

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 497, December 14, 2011 This Week:  A Stroll Through the News with Nygaard ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “The global war on drugs has failed…”  2.  Steve Jobs in China 3.  News for the One Percent 4.  “War on Drugs” Ever More Warlike 5.  Fracking and the […]

Blatantly Biased Tabloids and Clueless Mainstream Media Keep Missing the Obvious Big Story at OWS

Blatantly Biased Tabloids and Clueless Mainstream Media Keep Missing the Obvious Big Story at OWS Many mainstream news outlets are flummoxed at best, condescending at worst, when it comes to their coverage of the new movement. AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer   November 8, 2011  |  “Occupy Wall Street, go home!” The New York Post has launched what can best be described, […]

Falling for New Neocon Propaganda> Ray McGovern

Falling for New Neocon Propaganda Exclusive: One not-so-funny fact about Washington is that nearly all the news media stars who fell for neoconservative falsehoods about Iraq are still around to fall for new ones on Iran, even some like Richard Cohen who briefly regretted his earlier gullibility, notes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.  By Ray McGovern   October 22, 2011  consortium news […]

NPR> Simeone gets fired for demonstrating

NPR, Lisa Simeone and Biased Opera Reporting 10/20/2011 by Peter Hart There’s quite a controversy brewing over freelance radio host Lisa Simeone for her participation with an activist group occupying a park in Washington, D.C. It’s a worth a look at how this unfolded– especially since it appears to have cost her one […]

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it! By Douglas Rushkoff, Special to CNN   updated 1:09 PM EST, Wed October 5, 2011 A protester holds a sign at the Occupy Wall Street protest last weekend Story Highlights Media condescends to Occupy Wall Street movement He says that’s because its 21st-century, net-driven narrative doesn’t fit […]

Naomi Klein: Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now

Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now By Naomi Klein – October 6th, 2011  OpEdNews Published in The Nation. I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I said had to be repeated by hundreds of people so others could […]