Sunday, March 29, 2015

Media News

World media news.

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Once again, FOX News has completely mischaracterized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), claiming that the President is “buying votes” by keeping millions of...

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As 2014 comes to a close the American mainstream media has represented the most aggressive attack on global environmental movements that defend peoples’ right...

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The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it,...

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Peter Lavelle We have recently been hearing a lot about information wars, propaganda and bullhorns. The pitch of this kind of belligerent rhetoric has...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Confidential discussions have been taking place between UK government officials in Downing Street and representatives of some of the major internet search providers about...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A few weeks ago I received a media query from a reporter writing for a major media conglomerate with a sizable liberal, educated, Obama...

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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...

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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...

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Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has joined CNN as a contributor, adding to the lengthy list of connections between the Obama administration...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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With 11 journalists arrested thus far, Truthout.org investigative reporter Mike Ludwig describes how Ferguson police are using intimidation tactics against journalists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yhvRvMSQ2s

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The day after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by an unnamed cop in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, local outlet Riverfront...

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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...

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Hollywood producers have signaled a potential blackballing of actress Penelope Cruz and her husband, actor Javier Bardem, after the Spanish couple criticized Israel for...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A lawsuit filed in New York City this week accuses CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon of biting two medical workers at the United...

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Ten months after the Committee to Protect Journalists issued its scathing report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” journalists and potential whistleblowers continue to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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