Tag Archives: Media Criticism

Marwan Bishara: Israel’s media strategy: What lies beneath

 Israeli government is misleading the world one press conference at a time. Marwan Bishara  Al Jazeera  Last updated: 16 Jul 2014 16:55 Israel’s media strategy aims to mystify, mislead and even misrepresent the reality, writes Bishara [EPA] Do you wonder why there are many questions left unanswered regarding the Israeli escalation in Gaza? Why the questions are […]

Evergreene Digest: Emergency — Another Iraq War Vote Coming! and The Fall of Iraq: What You’re Not Being Told

We need to say NO. American combat forces didn’t help last time and they won’t help this time. What is happening in Iraq is tragic and awful, but we should use the Hippocratic oath for foreign policy — first do no harm. Please join us. Alan Grayson <alangrayson@graysonforcongress.com> Evergreene Digest Editor’s Note: Even though you […]

▶ John Lennon: Power to the People and “Folk Devils” People in the Media

Another Organizing Notes Sunday Song  Missundaztood91  Rooftop Revolutionaries Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.  Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.  Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace).  

Robert Parry: Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Imperative

Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. news media is flooding the American people with one-sided propaganda on Ukraine, rewriting the narrative to leave out the key role of neo-Nazis and insisting on a “group think” that exceeds even the misguided consensus on Iraq’s WMD, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  April 20, 2014  ConsortiumNews.com  After the Feb. 22 coup in […]

▶ Creating a New Media Paradigm After Citizens United

 Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control – Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford. watch full episode http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the […]

Americans Who Tell the Truth: Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen Professor, Author: b. 1958 “This is the simple discovery which we must confront. We were given a place in the creation, with a beauty beyond telling, and we have failed to care for it. And as our collective contempt for the non-human world has intensified, so has our contempt for each other. We have […]

Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept: The Washington Post Uses Biased Experts to Promote Propaganda on Venezuela

“That the sources of this supposedly expert analysis are funded by corporations and governments openly hostile to the Venezuelan government, and which have even attempted its overthrow in the past, would appear to be a fairly glaring omission.” By Murtaza Hussain  The Intercept  3 Mar 2014 Demonstrators display a Venezuelan flag during a protest in Caracas, […]

▶ Noam Chomsky: The Race War of Drug Prohibition

Noam Chomsky speaks with Stefan Molyneux about the race war of drug prohibition, the prison-industrial complex, the erosion of civil liberties under Barack Obama, moral inconsistencies within government, the removal of media gatekeepers and the reinforcement of societal norms through social ostracism. By Noam Chomsky and Stefan Molyneux  Wednesday, December 25, 2013   zcommunications.org Source: Freedomain Radio  Noam Chomsky’s ZSpace Page […]

[Video] Democracy Now! Military Industrial Pundits: Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Who Urged Syrian War

Published on Oct 18, 2013  democracynow http://www.democracynow.org &#8211; New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors. A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative identifies 22 commentators with industry ties. While they appeared on television or were quoted as experts 111 […]

[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 […]

(Video) Daniel Ellsberg> I was Bradley Manning. Two whistleblowers, two wars, one important truth.

  punksterdaddy 3 days ago I really hope that the right thing that should be done, finally is done here? In releasing this man Bradley Manning and stop this media blackout! It’s disgusting! This situation is a fine example of how the governments of the western world, not just the U.S. are all about the controlling […]

(Video) Chris Hedges> Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career

 TheRealNews· Published on Jul 17, 2013 On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times Pt 2 of 7 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the […]

“Who will fight for what is right and won’t be sold . . .” Celebrating Our Media Moment

Grammy winner Kimya Dawson, Michael Copps, Amy Goodman, Susan Crawford, John Nichols and much more . . . Published on Apr 7, 2013 Free Speech TV Saturday night’s keynote featured some of the brightest lights in the fight for better media including fiery speeches from top advocates and activists and presentations that celebrate our achievements, outline our […]

Stream Online> Shadows of Liberty: How does corporate control of media threaten democracy?

Shadows of Liberty:  How does corporate control of media threaten democracy? This film has been shown at film festivals around the world, but not in the U.S.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see it in its entirety now. The full film is being streamed online in conjunction with the National Conference on Media Reform in […]

Chris Hedges> The Day That TV News Died

The Day That TV News Died “The lie of omission is still a lie. It is what these news celebrities do not mention that exposes their complicity with corporate power.” By Chris Hedges   Posted on Mar 24, 2013  truthdig.com I am not sure exactly when the death of television news took place. The descent was gradual—a slide into the […]

Glenn Greenwald> How Noam Chomsky is discussed

How Noam Chomsky is discussed The more one dissents from political orthodoxies, the more the attacks focus on personality, style and character Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Saturday 23 March 2013 09.52 EDT Noam Chomsky, delivering the Edward W. Said lecture in London on 18 March 2013. Photograph: guardian.co.uk (updated below – Update II [Sun.]) One very common tactic […]

Nygaard Notes> How the media distorts reality & misses the big stories

Nygaard Notes #526, February 28, 2013: “Quote” of the Week: “Are we not as human as you are?”; Why the Media Misses the Big Stories; Going Up the River to Find the Top Stories Nygaard Notes #525, February 18, 2013: “Quote” of the Week: Higher Minimum Wages Don’t Cost Jobs; How The Structure of Media Distorts Reality, Part […]

George Will & Theoretical Liberal Media Bias

George Will & Theoretical Liberal Media Bias By Peter Hart  March 18, 2013  FAIR.org  During a typically right-leaning roundtable discussion on ABC’s This Week (3/17/13), George Will said this about the big Conservative Political Action Conference: First, here’s the New York Times headline on the CPAC conference: “GOP Divisions Fester at Conservative Retreat.” Festering an infected wound, it’s awful. I guarantee, if there […]

Glenn Greenwald: Why the Obama Administration’s Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All

Why the Obama Administration’s Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All The Government’s charges portend a dangerous new world for journalists and whistleblowers. Democracy Now via OpEdNews Op Eds 3/5/2013 at 15:11:44  Bradley Manning is escorted from a hearing, on January 8, 2013 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning has told a military tribunal that he leaked incident […]

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 […]