Tag Archives: mainstream corporate media
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!]
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.”
Video: Ukraine on Fire
“Ukraine on Fire” by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych. Covered by Western media as a people’s revolution, it was in fact a coup d’état scripted and staged by nationalist groups […]
Ukraine: Mike Madden, Media; DN!: Katrina vanden Heuvel, War Danger; Blinken Meets with Russian Counterpart
“The U.S. says 100,000 Russian troops have massed near the Ukrainian border. Russia denies it’s planning an invasion, but wants guarantees NATO will not expand to include Ukraine or any other former Soviet nations.”
Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange
“When the ruling class peddles lies there is no cost for parroting them back to the public. The cost is paid by those who tell the truth.”
Chris Hedges: American Satyricon
“The Epstein case is important because, however much is being covered up, it is a window into the scourge of male violence that explodes in decayed cultures, fueled by widening income disparities, the collapse of the social contract and the grotesque entitlement that comes with celebrity, political power, and wealth.”
Ralph Nader: Critical Exposés Everywhere as the Corporate State Worsens
Take a look at 65 recent searing books about corporate violence and malfeasance, crushing influence over our electoral and political systems, and expanding immunities from law enforcement and public accountability.
Chris Hedges: Sheldon Wolin on Inverted Totalitarianism, with Wendy Brown
[Wolin] argued that America’s system of inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It finds its expression in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state.
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.”
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.”
Norman Solomon on what the media won’t say: “The American people live in a warfare state” by Chauncey DeVaga
“Napoleon said that it’s not necessary to censor the news. It’s more efficient to delay it until it no longer matters. In terms of the dead, it no longer matters.”
Afghanistan: Who’s to Blame and What Next? panel by Code Pink
Includes Biden’s full speech to the U.S. nation and responses of the panelists.
Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works
“They tried to grind us down using classic corporate defense tactics,” Donziger said of the legal war. “They filed thousands of motions. We stood strong. We had a great legal team of Ecuadorian lawyers.”
Glenn Greenwald: What Are the Major Media Sources of Fake News and Disinformation?
Two minutes of outright lies.