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How the Mainstream Media Gets It Wrong


A few weeks ago I received a media query from a reporter writing for a major media conglomerate with a sizable liberal, educated, Obama supporting readership.  I receive similar inquiries a few times each year, often relating to my research ...

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‘Debating’ War, Corporate Media Style


Peter Hart As the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has expanded control over territory in Iraq and Syria, a growing chorus of politicians and pundits are demanding the Obama administration take more forceful military action. ISIS’s gruesome beheadings of two American journalists ...

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GQ Mag Defends War Criminal Tony Blair’s Award


Charlotte Meredith GQ Magazine has defended its decision to name Tony Blair its “Philanthropist of the Year” after the award was widely met with disbelief and horror. Awards producer Richard Dodson stood by the publication’s much criticised move, telling BBC Radio ...

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Spy drama spreads disinformation about Venezuela


Hannah Dreier Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama “Legends,” but it’s creating a furor in Venezuela.Officials in the South American country are denouncing the show for portraying the socialist government stockpiling nerve gas to quash dissent.The telecommunications ...

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Washington Post Editorial Page, Meet Noam Chomsky


I was recently reading a Noam Chomsky lecture from 2004 where he speaks about terrorism, human rights and the concept of universality: One moral truism that should be uncontroversial is the principle of universality: We should apply to ourselves the same standards we ...

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U.S. Government Vetting Journalists


David Sirota As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists ...

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