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The Media Won’t Tell You the Truth About the Media, So I Will


 If you want see everything that’s wrong with our media and how it covers elections, just check out this clip from today’s episode of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. Amazing, right? Nothing about which candidate is going to break up the ...

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Fact-Checking Fox News on the Poor and Hungry


Once again, FOX News has completely mischaracterized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), claiming that the President is “buying votes” by keeping millions of Americans on the SNAP rolls despite the “full economic recovery.”  That statement is demonstrably false and ...

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US media in propaganda war with global anti-fracking activism

Reuters / Lucas Jackson

As 2014 comes to a close the American mainstream media has represented the most aggressive attack on global environmental movements that defend peoples’ right to live in healthy and clean environment worldwide. The current attacks against anti-fracking everywhere seem to ...

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The Government Controlled Propaganda Machine


The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an “invisible government.” It is the government. Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why ...

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Propaganda? What Propaganda? Western Media Monopoly vs Alternative and Non-Western Media


Peter Lavelle We have recently been hearing a lot about information wars, propaganda and bullhorns. The pitch of this kind of belligerent rhetoric has increased sharply since the advent of the western-induced crisis in Ukraine. The mainstream media’s echo chamber ...

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Why the Mainstream Media Is Gung-Ho on War and Silencing Antiwar Voices

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Corporate media’s addiction to infotainment is stifling debate in our country. According to a new study by Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), the corporate-controlled mainstream media completely failed to present both sides of the story in the build-up to ...

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The Washington Post’s “Worthless and Whiny” Attack on Genuine Journalistic Hero Gary Webb


In 1996, in the wake of his explosive “Dark Alliance” series for the San Jose Mercury News (8/18-20/96), the Washington Post was one of the major newspapers to attack Gary Webb (FAIR Blog, 10/21/14). It’s 2014, and they’re still at ...

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Why is the media silent on the continuing shakeup in the US nuclear command?


Bill Van Auken The US mass media and the country’s political officials have shown a remarkable lack of interest in what the Pentagon acknowledged earlier this week was the unprecedented simultaneous firing of two senior commanders at two separate Air ...

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When Is a Corporate Media Group Too Powerful?

GFR Media runs three local daily newspapers, including El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s most widely read daily, and 10 business web sites. Credit: public domain

A multi-million-dollar grant from a major media conglomerate to a communications school here has been hailed by some as a shining example of corporate philanthropy working to improve the quality of journalism. But others view it as a worrisome case ...

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Big Media Has Betrayed the People

Jeremy Renner, portraying journalist Gary Webb, in a scene from the motion picture “Kill the Messenger.”
(Photo: Chuck Zlotnick Focus Features)

For years, Americans relied on the mainstream U.S. news media for information; some folks were even convinced the MSM was “liberal.” But the current reality is that the major papers have become mouthpieces for the national security state while amassing a ...

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The Myth of the Free Press


Chris Hedges There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,” ...

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Bought Journalism? The “Russian Submarine in Swedish Waters” Story and the Decay of Security Policy Journalism


Sweden ends its search for the unmentionable This morning the Swedish defence solemnly called off its search for whatever it thought it was searching. That was what was predicted in TFF PressInfo # 285 two days ago: ”For the above reasons ...

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‘More transparency needed to combat online propaganda’ – Big Brother Watch


Confidential discussions have been taking place between UK government officials in Downing Street and representatives of some of the major internet search providers about online extremism and propaganda. VoR’s Tim Ecott spoke to human rights group Big Brother Watch’s Research Director Dan ...

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The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed


Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs. In June of 2011, Jon Stewart went on air with Fox News’ Chris Wallace and started ...

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#Newsfail – Mainstream Media Epic Fails


Amy Kroin While the boundaries between news and entertainment and politics and business were never airtight, these days they’re practically nonexistent. Journalists are supposed to hold those in power accountable, but it’s hard to do that when corporate interests dictate ...

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Expsoing government wrongdoing: Official sources may be the only sources


Lauren McCauley New York Times investigative reporter James Risen is taking a stand. Despite being hounded by both the Bush and Obama administrations to reveal his sources, he has vowed to go to jail rather than abandon his pledge of confidentiality. ...

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Russell Brand kicked out of Fox News HQ


In his ongoing spat with Fox News personalities, British comedian Russell Brand risked arrest to seek entrance into the cable news network’s New York headquarters to address Sean Hannity, who had cancelled a scheduled appearance by Brand on his Fox ...

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BBC spends more than £200,000 on staff iPhone training


The BBC has reportedly spent 200,000 pounds training its staff to use iPhones, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act. Over three years, 783 employees took part in training courses costing 300 pounds per person. It was ...

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Mainstream Media Blackout On Israeli Crimes


William Hanna As a consequence of the corporate mass media’s blackout of the news about Israeli crimes against humanity; as a consequence of the International Criminal Court’s cowardly disregard of crimes committed by Israeli leaders while instead charging Kenya’s President ...

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Secretive groups spend millions to influence state elections


Reity O’Brien Of the millions of dollars worth of ads aired in Kansas’ competitive gubernatorial race, most have not been paid for by the campaigns of Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, or his Democratic opponent, Paul Davis. Instead, two vaguely ...

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International Media Barely Raises Eyebrow over Assassination of Pro-Government Legislator in Venezuela


EWAN ROBERTSON The gruesome assassination of pro-government lawmaker Robert Serra (27) and his partner Maria Herrera last Wednesday has shaken the administration of President Nicolas Maduro and the wider country. Serra was the youngest member of the National Assembly and ...

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Who Rules Public TV? Corporate sector overwhelmingly dominates public TV governing boards


Aldo Guerrero The corporate and financial sectors have an overwhelming presence on the governing boards of major public television stations, a new FAIR study finds. The study looked at the occupations of the current trustees of WNET (New York City/Newark), ...

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NYT’s Belated Admission on Contra-Cocaine


Robert Parry Nearly three decades since the stories of Nicaraguan Contra-cocaine trafficking first appeared in 1985, the New York Times has finally, forthrightly admitted the allegations were true, although this belated acknowledgement comes in a movie review buried deep inside Sunday’s ...

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TV Generals and Precision Bombs: Corporate Media Go to War

ABC News' Martha Raddatz sits with Vice Admiral John Miller,  commander of US Navy's Fifth Fleet, on the deck of the USS George W. Bush now stationed in the Persian Gulf. (Image: Screenshot)

Want to know what corporate media look like when they’re reporting for duty? On the most recent CBS‘s Face the Nation (9/28/14), host Bob Schieffer previewed the guests who would be appearing on the show: We will get the latest ...

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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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Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports But So Little About World Affairs


The way the system is set up, there is virtually nothing people can do anyway to influence the real world. The following is a short excerpt from a classic from Noam Chomsky’s many published works, The Chomsky Reader, which offers a unique ...

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Perpetual War Is Fine With the New York Times After All


Norman Solomon The editorial board of the New York Times has an Orwellian knack for war. Sixteen months ago, when President Obama gave oratorical lip service to ending “perpetual war,” the newspaper quickly touted that end as a democratic necessity. But now ...

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Former Obama press secretary Jay Carney joins CNN

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.(Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has joined CNN as a contributor, adding to the lengthy list of connections between the Obama administration and the press corps. Carney, who was a longtime journalist before succeeding original Obama White House ...

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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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Fox hosts: Rape victims need to take ‘personal responsibility’ for drinking too much


RINF EDITOR’S NOTE: OK Trachtenberg, should I apply the same logic, and blame you for giving you a smack in the face for talking such claptrap?  Oh. Hmm. Don’t worry kids, I abhor violence in all its forms.  But seriously, ‘train’ women, like dogs? What ...

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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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Corporate Media’s Biased Reporting on Iraq


On August 8th 2008, the U.S. announced that they had started carrying out air strikes in northern Iraq. The major reason given for this was that the United States couldn’t stand idly by while the Islamic State killed, displaced and ...

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NYT Responds on Torture

Relatives' photos of Afghan men imprisoned at an alleged US-run torture camp (Amnesty International)

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan (8/19/14) responded to a FAIR Action Alert (8/18/14) by saying that she agreed coverage of an Amnesty International report about US torture in Afghanistan “would have benefited Times readers.” The Action Alert noted that while Times executive editor ...

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Police Continue to Violate Press Freedom in Ferguson


With 11 journalists arrested thus far, Truthout.org investigative reporter Mike Ludwig describes how Ferguson police are using intimidation tactics against journalists

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Western media neglect of Moscow’s MH17 evidence is shameful

A member of a group of international experts inspects wreckage at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region (Reuters / Sergey Karpukhin)

Nile Bowie Nearly one month has passed since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over the skies of eastern Ukraine, taking the lives of 298 people. An international investigation is now underway, led by the Netherlands, with members from ...

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MSNBC Host: Maybe Cops Need Military Gear To Deal With “Anti-Government” Groups


Paul Joseph Watson MSNBC host Ed Schultz suggested on his show last night that police like those currently occupying Ferguson, Missouri may need military gear in order to deal with the threat posed by “anti-government groups.” “The Department of Homeland ...

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NYT Would Call It Torture — If It Covered Torture

CBS reported on the case of Naimatullah, who told Amnesty International that US Special Forces tortured three of his brothers; only one was ever seen alive again. (photo: CBS)

After more than a decade of criticism, the New York Timesexecutive editor Dean Baquet announced (8/7/14) that when the paper reports on US torture, it will call it “torture” (FAIR Blog,8/8/14). But what if the paper decides that well-documented evidence of US torture ...

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How John Oliver Torpedoed the Reassuring Tropes of Fake News


The “Last Week Tonight” host isn’t interested in offering a balm for tough times. He wants you to pay attention. Steve Almond It’s been something of a shock – and a joyous one – to see how quickly John Oliver’s ...

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Russell Brand slams Bill O’Reilly over Ferguson protests

British actor Russell Brand (Reuters / Gus Ruelas)

British comedian Russell Brand took to his online series The Trews to criticize Bill O’Reilly of Fox News for insisting that protesters angry over the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson are not letting justice take its course. ...

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James Risen, Surveillance and Obama’s Threat to Journalism


Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan RINF Alternative News The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIAwhistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a ...

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Censorship in Hollywood: Celebrities Being Blacklisted by Pro-Israeli Media?


Timothy Alexander Guzman RINF Alternative News Spain’s most notable actors, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz may be soon unemployed, well at least in Hollywood. The Guardian reported that the “The couple were among 100 film professionals to sign the open Spanish ...

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How the Mainstream Media Helped Kill Michael Brown

Community members gather outside the Ferguson Police Department to protest the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri, August 11, 2014. The FBI said on Monday that it had opened an inquiry into the weekend shooting of Brown. (Photo: Whitney Curtis / The New York Times)

The day after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by an unnamed cop in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, local outlet Riverfront Times ran a blog postwith details of Brown’s character and life. He was a big, shy kid. ...

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NYT Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War


Robert Parry The New York Times reported almost in passing on Sunday that the Ukrainian government’s offensive against ethnic Russian rebels in the east has unleashed far-right paramilitary militias that have even raised a neo-Nazi banner over the conquered town of ...

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Hollywood execs may blacklist Cruz, Bardem for accusing Israel of ‘genocide’

Actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem (Reuters / Danny Moloshok)

Hollywood producers have signaled a potential blackballing of actress Penelope Cruz and her husband, actor Javier Bardem, after the Spanish couple criticized Israel for its offensive on Gaza. In July, Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter decrying the “the genocide perpetrated by ...

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NYT Drops Government-Preferred Euphemisms and Will Now Call Torture “Torture”


Newspaper’s executive Dean Baquet said change in policy comes after urging from newsroom reporters and says terminology not quite so “murky” as it once appeared to them Jon Queally In an announcement on Thursday, the New York Times‘ executive editor Dean Baquet said ...

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Video: Russell Brand mocks Bill O’Reilly


Comedian Russell Brand took to his web series The Trews to rip Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for “getting the wrong message” from history after suggesting that the Berlin Wall is an example of how to solve the influx of immigrants ...

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A barrage of pro-war propaganda to mark World War I centenary


Mike Head An extraordinary pro-war propaganda juggernaut has been set in motion in Australia this week, with commemorations held across the country to mark the centenary of World War I. For the next four years, Australians are to be bombarded ...

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More New York Times Disinformation


John V. Walsh Those in the U.S. who are enthralled by relentless reports of the most demonic acts attributed to President Vladimir Putin and the rebel Eastern Ukrainian federalists a in the NYT (New York Times), NPR, ETC. would do ...

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CNN correspondent sued for alleged drunken attack on medical workers in Baghdad


A lawsuit filed in New York City this week accuses CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon of biting two medical workers at the United States Embassy in Baghdad last month while drunk. On Tuesday, the two emergency medical technicians – ...

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Obama’s War on Journalism Coming to a Head


Ten months after the Committee to Protect Journalists issued its scathing report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” journalists and potential whistleblowers continue to face unprecedented surveillance and legal jeopardy. The report, authored by Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor ...

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Bill O’Reilly Pretends the Blatant Racial Injustice of the Drug War Doesn’t Exist


Last Monday, Bill O’Reilly included a  segment on marijuana criminalization in his Fox News show. When I tuned in to watch  Stephen Gutwillig, Deputy Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, speak in support of marijuana legalization, I was struck by O’Reilly’s vitriolic response to ...

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State Dept. ‘Torture Talking Points’ Reveal White House PR Machine Ahead of Senate Report

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in this file photo. (Photo: flickr / cc / US State Department)

Obama administration to argue that revelation of CIA torture program is an example of “America’s democratic system” Nadia Prupis A State Department document obtained by the Associated Press reveals part of the Obama administration’s attempt to ready its public relations response to an upcoming ...

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“Eliciting the Truth” from the Zionist Elites


Jon Snow, the lead journalist on C4 News, returned from Gaza a few days ago. It was clear from this blog  and in the one written as he flew back to Britain that he had been deeply affected by the deliberate injury ...

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Russell Brand calls Fox News’ Sean Hannity a ‘terrorist’ for his Gaza coverage


Comedian Russell Brand used his web series The Trews to blast Fox News’ Sean Hannity for “using intimidation, bullying” and overall hypocrisy during a segment in which the conservative host berates a pro-Palestinian guest about Israel’s offensive on Gaza. A ...

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Media Disinformation: Blaming Russia as ‘Flat Fact’

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Robert Parry As nuclear-armed America hurtles into a completely avoidable crash with nuclear-armed Russia over Ukraine, you can now see the dangers of “information warfare” when facts give way to propaganda and the press fails to act as an impartial ...

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Beyond Propaganda: Discourse of War and Doublethink. “When the Lie Becomes the Truth”


Since the attacks of September 11, we are witnessing a transformation of the way the media report the news. They lock us in the unreal. They base truth not on the coherence of a presentation, but on its shocking character. ...

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Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza


Amy Goodman According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza ...

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‘Witch Hunt’: Fired MSNBC Contributor Speaks Out on Suppression of Israel-Palestine Debate


MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal’s on-air protest of the network’s slanted coverage of Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip has brought media suppression of the Israel-Palestine debate into sharp focus. Punished for her act of dissent with the cancellation of all future ...

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Telegenically Dead: Israel’s Crumbling Media War


Deepa Kumar  Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in Shuja’iyeh, Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the “telegenically dead” to further “their cause.” He ...

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Establishment media criticizes Ron Paul for failing to attack Russia


Large majorities of Americans want nothing to do with war in Ukraine The McClatchy Washington Bureau insists Ron Paul’s recent article blaming the United States for the current situation in Ukraine is radical and spells trouble for his son. Kurt Nimmo “Normally ...

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UK journalists could be labeled ‘terrorists’ for attempting to uphold public interest

Houses of Parliament (Reuters / Andrew Winning)

British journalists who publish politically motivated content could be labeled terrorists if UK authorities deem the material to be a threat to public safety, according to Britain’s counter-terrorism watchdog. In his annual report published on July 22, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism ...

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Instead of Providing Evidence for Russian Guilt in Plane Shootdown, U.S. Says: Just TRUST Us … Because Those Iraq War Lies Are Ancient History


U.S. State Department Says: We’re the Good Guys, and Russians Are Liars … So Just Take Our Word For It In the following 5-minute clip from a question and answer session between State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf and the American ...

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US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza


Barry Grey On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced empathy for the Palestinians and less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by television network executives. NBC News’ Ayman Mohyeldin, an award-winning ...

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What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17


Ron Paul Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be ...

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Editorial Position of the New York Times: Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter


Norman Solomon and Abba Solomon Over the weekend, the New York Times sent out a clear signal: the mass slaughter of civilians is acceptable when the Israeli military is doing the killing. Under the headline “Israel’s War in Gaza,” the most powerful ...

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CNN forced to film Israelis cheer Gaza strike


Jonathan Cook  RINF Alternative News Here is CNN’s Diana Magney put in a very uncomfortable position indeed for a mainstream reporter. She has to acknowledge the delight a large crowd of Israelis on a hilltop near Sderot are taking in ...

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Fox owner Murdoch wants to buy CNN parent company too


The media empire administered by billionaire Rupert Murdoch would have grown exponentially had Time Warner Inc. accepted an impressive offer last month to be bought by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. On Tuesday morning, the New York Times revealed for the first time ...

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Pulitzer-winning journalist arrested by US Border agents

Jose Antonio Vargas (Allison Shelley / Getty Images / AFP)

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines-born journalist who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting with the Washington Post, was arrested by federal officials early Tuesday while attempting to board a flight in Texas. Vargas, 33, has lived in the United ...

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Newly Obtained Emails Contradict Administration Claims on Guardian Laptop Destruction


Glenn Greenwald On July 20, 2013, agents of the U.K. government entered The Guardian newsroom in London and compelled them to physically destroy the computers they were using to report on the Edward Snowden archive. The Guardian reported this a month later after my partner, David ...

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Israel’s Atrocity and the West’s Ignorance. The Tide of Media Lies


Jamal Kanj Seeing “free” Western media with headlines like “Rockets raining over Israel”, or describing the success of Israel’s Iron Dome defence system in intercepting missiles from Gaza, you would assume there was a war between equals — or even ...

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Editor of Russian-Language Newspaper Tortured and Killed in Eastern Ukraine

The body of journalist Sergei Dolgov was found in a park in eastern Ukraine. ORT Russ News / Youtube

The editor of two Russian-language newspapers who was seized last month in eastern Ukraine and who was believed to have been held by Ukrainian government forces has been found dead, his colleague said in an online post. The body of Sergei Dolgov, who was an editor at newspapers Hochu v SSSR, ...

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US Officials Conversed About UK Attempt to Destroy Guardian Files

The hard drives used to store documents leaked by Edward Snowden are destroyed in the basement of the Guardian's London offices. (Photograph: Guardian)

New documents seem to betray statements about incident where computers were smashed by intelligence agents Jon Queally New documents obtained by the Associated Press under a Feedom of Infomation Act request appear to reveal that high-level officials knew in advance that British ...

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Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’

US President Barack Obama.(AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

In a letter to President Obama, 38 journalism groups criticized his administration for severely limiting access to federal agencies and a general politically-motivated suppression of information despite the president’s pledge of historic transparency. Led by the Society of Professional Journalists ...

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Washington’s Corporate Media and the Imperial War on Korea

Danny Haiphong “US imperial slander occurs so often that the fallacies only become more ridiculous.” The corporate media is the mouthpiece of US imperialism. More specifically, the Hollywood arm of the corporate media is tasked with promoting the US-Western imperialist way of life as profitable “entertainment.” Seth ...

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How the public was manipulated into believing the teens were alive

Details under gag order could have suggested early on that the abducted teens were murdered. The government-led campaign calling for their release helped the legitimacy of Israel’s military operation in the West Bank. Local and even international media played along. ...

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Cuba develops four cancer vaccines, ignored by the media

The fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World Health Organization nearly 8 million people die from that disease every year. However, the ...

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Israel’s War on Palestinian Journalists

Steven MacMillan RINF Alternative News For years now, the government of Israel has pursued increasingly belligerent policies towards Palestinian journalists who cover the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the expansion of the illegal settlements program. On the 2nd July, the International Federation of ...

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New York Times Unleashes Ukraine Propaganda

Robert Parry As you read or watch the mainstream U.S. media accounts of the Ukrainian government’s military offensive against ethnic Russians in East Ukraine, it’s worth remembering that these MSM outlets have been feeding Americans a highly biased narrative of ...

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Your Tax Dollars at Work, In a Far-Away Land

This Is What Ethnic Cleansing Looks Like (After the Cleansing) Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News VIDEO: “03 07 2014 Kramatorsk. Stankostroy district after shelling” (NOTE: The “terrorists” are all gone. Does that make you feel safer?) VIDEO: “Lugansk. Ukraine Airstrike Residential Area. 2 July ...

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The lives of others: the hacking trial and the establishment’s corruption

The phone hacking trial reveals the normally hidden relationship between newspaper barons, journalists and the cops. Simon Basketter lifts the lid on the corruption at the heart of the British establishment, the cosy relationships and the abuses of power. On ...

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US Media Re-frames Israel’s War Crimes

Peter Hart When Israel attacked Palestinian targets following the discovery that three kidnapped Israeli teenagers had been murdered, the way TV outlets characterized the Israel actions on their July 1 newscasts was instructive. ABC World News and NBC Nightly News adopted the same ...

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A telling incident: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren

David Walsh The testy exchange that took place June 19 on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” between the host and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is deserving of at least a brief comment. First, the irritable character of the interview ...

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Ukraine’s “Terrorists” Talk.

Their Message Is to America:  “Please Stop Terrorizing Us!” Here’s How That Can Be Done. Eric Zuesse A 41-minute documentary has been produced and is online, “Ukraine Crisis Today,” interviewing “terrorists” (as our side calls them) who have been bombed by the ...

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BBC Reporter: Google Moving to “Suppress Legitimate Journalism”

BBC economics editor Robert Peston warns that Google’s implementation of the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling is working to “suppress legitimate journalism” after one of his articles about Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal was scrubbed from the search engine. ...

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Our Handiwork. Hidden from Us, by America’s “News” Media (which have the audacity to lie calling THEM “Terrorists”)

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News UPDATE: Russian TV did a piece on this on July 3rd: http://rt.com/news/170104-ukraine-lugansk-shelling-airstrike/ Their reporter wasn’t able to find any military explanation for why this inconsequential village had been bombed. But she didn’t consider the possible ...

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Hacking scandal exposes corrupt rulers behind rotten ideology

The rotten ruling class hide behind a veneer of ideology–and the hacking scandal has torn it open, writes Simon Basketter Poisonous unofficial networks are the rule among the British establishment–something the phone hacking scandal has exposed. Informal mechanisms of networking ...

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Andy Coulson To Face Retrial Over Bribery Allegations

DAVID CAMERON’S former adviser Andy Coulson was told yesterday he was to face retrial for misconduct in public office after allegedly bribing policemen for information. The one-time editor of the disgraced News of the World (NotW) newspaper Mr Coulson is ...

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UK journalist threatened with arrest under Terrorism Act for filming protest

Harvey Thompson A reporter for local daily Sheffield newspaper, the Sheffield Star, was threatened with arrest under the Terrorism Act on June 23, as he attempted to film a protest against cuts to concessionary travel passes for pensioners and disabled people. ...

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NYT Revamps Its False Ukraine Narrative

Robert Parry It’s always interesting when the New York Times promotes a false narrative — as it has on Ukraine by blaming the crisis all on “Russian aggression” — and then has to shift its storyline when events move in a different direction, like President ...

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News of the World scandal still poses threat to Britain’s ruling elite

Robert Stevens The trial of former News of the World (NotW) editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson and others connected with phone hacking has ended with Coulson, former head of communications of Prime Minister David Cameron, found guilty of conspiracy to intercept ...

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Pew Poll: America Is Becoming a Nation of Political Enemies

Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News “A threat to the nation’s well-being” — that’s what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of Republicans. Furthermore, “Today, 92% of Republicans are to the right of the median Democrat, and ...

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What The Media Misses: “The Barbarians Are At The Gates”

Danny Schechter New York, New York: So writes Patrick Cockburn, the veteran Middle East correspondent for the Independent in London. A fierce critic of the US-British War on Iraq he is now urging the US and Iran to collaborate in ...

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FBI seizes 80,000 emails from Murdoch’s News Corp

A probe of media mogul Rupert Murdoch might soon take shape in the United States upon reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has 80,000 emails in its possession seized from the servers of the tycoon’s News Corp headquarters. The Daily ...

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CNN’s “Yellow Journalism”: “Orwellian Newspeak” against the 9/11 Truth Movement

It looked just like an infomercial, but with a lot more frowning. In an example of Orwellian newspeak, the CNN show The Lead with Jake Tappertook on Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth over its decision to distribute information pamphlets outside ...

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Russell Brand: Fox News ‘is a fanatical terrorist propagandist organization more dangerous than ISIS’

Speaking on his Youtube channel, Russel Brand tears apart the Fox propaganda network.

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Disinformation Nation: War Criminals and Shills Dominate Media

With all that is currently going on with the Obama regime’s continuation of the neocon war on the world – Iraq, Iran, Ukraine, Syria, Nigeria, Russia and the ongoing government war on civil liberties in The Homeland it was wholly expected that ...

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Three New Evidences that Obama Is a Fascist

Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services, and all services, are too regulated by governments in public, and should ...

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