Tag Archives: corporate media

Norman Solomon: Heard the One About Obama Denouncing a Breach of International Law?

Unfortunately, during the last five years, no world leader has done more to undermine international law than Barack Obama. He treats it with rhetorical adulation and behavioral contempt, helping to further normalize a might-makes-right approach to global affairs that is the antithesis of international law. NORMAN SOLOMON  4 March 2014  NationofChange.org  OP-ED International law is suddenly […]

Zeese and Flowers: People-Powered Media Mobilizes Masses While Mass Media Remains Silent

If we continue to build the independent, people-powered media, greater numbers of people will build up immunity to the destructive misinformation of corporate media. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  AlterNet   February 7, 2014   CenterforMediaJustice.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/1000 Words    In the last week, there were two major examples of how people-powered media can educate and […]

Don’t Trust the Corporate Media

Glenn Greenwald: The Perfect Epitaph for Establishment Journalism

‘If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them?’, says the former editor of The Independent Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 by The Guardian  CommonDreams.org by Glenn Greenwald Some journalists view this as an inviolable decree that may not be questioned or defied (Photo: Alamy) Like many people, […]

Timothy Karr: Verizon’s Plan to Break the Internet

Verizon has big plans for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should. by Timothy Karr  Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Save The Internet. Posted on CommonDreams.org The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content. […]

[Video] Bruce Gagnon: Manipulating the Media Still Continues

Operation Mockingbird, CIA Media Control Program Posted by Bruce K. Gagnon  August 28th, 2013  Organizing Notes  Hajduk28 Video on the CIA funding and manipulation of the U.S. news media.  Operation Mockingbird was a secret Central Intelligence Agency campaign to influence domestic and foreign media beginning in the 1950s. According to the Congress report published in […]

Patrick L. Smith: Lapdog Media Beats War Drums Again

Remember how the media sold us their wars? (photo: Luke Frazza/AP) By Patrick L. Smith  31 August 13  Salon via Reader Supported News s of this writing, early Thursday morning, some Syrians are scheduled to pay with their lives for America’s “credibility.” The bombarding of an already war-ravaged country is acknowledged as “symbolic,” intended simply to […]

Mark Weisbrot: Mass Media Helps Keep Americans in the Dark About US Foreign Policy

Mass Media Helps Keep Americans in the Dark About US Foreign Policy By Mark Weisbrot 06 August 2013 The Guardian | Op-Ed  via truthout.org Juana Brito prays over the bodies of her father and an unidentified youth, both killed by Guatemalan soldiers in the civil war 30 years ago, as a team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation […]

Helen Thomas, a Great Journalist, Dies at 92

Helen Thomas, a Great Journalist and Friend of The Real News, Dies at 92 July 20, 2013  TheRealNews.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! […]

Secret Intelligence Court a Precursor to Tyranny

The justification for this secret court—as is usual in the development of 20th century secret police states—is national security. By William Pfaff  Jul 10, 2013  truthdig.com The current of awkward revelations concerning the clandestine or publicly misrepresented practices of the present and recent American administrations goes on. A long exposition in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune […]

Popular Resistance> Is Radical Remaking of Economy Taking Root?

The best news of the week was people standing up and insisting that the government and big business respond to their needs. We’ve seen a series of major protests that have garnered little corporate media attention, but show a growing popular resistance. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  May 28, 2013  LAProgressive.com Check the new […]

Glenn Greenwald> The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties

The controversies over the IRS and especially the AP phone records appear to have long-lasting effects Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 15 May 2013 10.45 EDT President Barack Obama Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Due to the controversies over the IRS and (especially) the DOJ’s attack on AP’s news gathering process, media outlets have suddenly decided that President Obama […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald> Debating Bill Maher on Muslims, Islam and US foreign policy

The HBO host has become a leading advocate of the view that Islam is uniquely violent and threatening. Does that hold up under critical scrutiny? Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk  Saturday 11 May 2013 09.25 EDT  [Video below] From l to r: Glenn Greenwald, Joy Reid, Charles Cooke, Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time”, May 11, 2013 Photograph: screen […]

Covering Race in the Time of Obama – NCMR 2013 featured panel

Change the Media, Change the World Panel description: (full panel  below): Full panel: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress· Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! […]

Media and the Keystone March> Little coverage of large climate action

Media and the Keystone March Little coverage of large climate action February 19, 2013  FAIR.org Tens of thousands of climate activists marched in Washington D.C.on February 17. Did the corporate media notice them? The main focus for the activists was the White House’s pending decision on the Keystone pipeline, a project that would deliver tar […]

Julian Assange | Sam Adams Awards | Oxford Union

    Published on Jan 25, 2013 Julian Assange gives his address live via Videolink to the Oxford Union Society. Julian Assange begins his address by saying that in 2007-08 he was looking at what was happening in Iran. He says that a lot of people did good work, especially Thomas Fingar in: Trying to correct the […]

Jim Hightower> The Mass Media Favorites Fall Out of Favor

The Mass Media Favorites Fall Out of Favor The honchos of America’s establishment media are quick to blame such external causes as the Internet for their problems, but if they looked internally, they might notice that they’re damn near eaten-up with a bad case of conventional wisdomitis. By Jim Hightower  Wednesday 12 December 2012 NationofChange.org […]

Nygaard Notes> Media in an Unjust World, Parts I & II

This Week: Media in an Unjust World  Number 517 November 19, 2012  “Quote” of the Week: “Sweeping Cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security”  Bonus “Quote” of the Week: “The New Normal for Our Youth.”  The Voter Empowerment Act: Now in the Senate  Nygaard Notes Methodology  Media and the Just World Theory  Blaming the Victims  Dehumanizing […]

Edward S. Herman> Great Paper. Great Propaganda Organ.

Great Paper. Great Propaganda Organ. By Edward S. Herman  Z Magazine   October 2012 On October 11, 2011, Paul Krugman asserted on his blog that he had the privilege of writing two columns a week for “the world’s greatest newspaper,” the New York Times (NYT). The NYT is surely an outstanding paper, with exceptionally wide scope, many good journalists on board […]

Jay Janson> Syria: NY Times’ Deadly Aim to Fool ALL the People ALL the Time

Syria: NY Times’ Deadly Aim to Fool ALL the People ALL the Time  By Jay Janson   November 2, 2012 A veil of disinformation by Western business controlled media, never possible by any outright State-controlled media, has descended on the world. But with technology is racing toward easy electronic access to  documented history, those employed […]