- Google Bans Press TV (May 5, 2019)
Social media companies are banning media outlets in the name of alleged 'hate speech' but the companies' contacts and their targets make them instruments of government censorship.
- Fake News Tsunami - Trump's 'Collusion' And Corbyn As 'Dangerous Hero' (April 5, 2019)
Analysis of recent news coverage that paints Corbyn as an anti-semite compared to that of the Trump campaign's supposed ties with the Russian government.
- Weaponized Social Media Is Driving the Explosion of Fascism (April 5, 2019)
Describing how social media wages war on reality by spreading propaganda. With examples from ISIS to Alex Jones.
- Social Media Regulation: Speak of the Devil and in Walks Zuck (April 3, 2019)
Social media giants such as Facebook support government regulation as a means to secure their monopolies.
- Facebook plans to curate 'high quality' news for its users from 'trusted outlets' (April 1, 2019)
Facebook is considering hiring human editors to hand-pick 'trustworthy' news to display on its site. Facebook's track record of bias and censorship make its motives suspect.
- Renouncing Violence Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims (March 29, 2019)
Media analysis shows that calls to renounce violence are directed at Muslims or other victims of Western occupation.
- The U.S.' Refusal of Entry to Arnold August Is a Dangerous Precedent for All Activists (March 29, 2019)
The US's refusal of entry to August is part of a long history of targeting people at the borders. This limits our democratic rights to organize and express political views peacefully.
- Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors (March 26, 2019)
Claims that the Maduro government is using Cuban doctors to coerce voters by refusing care to the opposition are based on very dubious evidence.
- The Homeless 8-Year-Old Chess Champion and Other Horrific 'Uplifting' Stories (March 25, 2019)
Stories in US media of people overcoming adversity are only inspiring if you ignore the unjust systems that create their oppression.
- The TSA's Role as Journalist Harasser and Media 'Watchdog' (March 25, 2019)
An American journalist whose work opposes the US government is openly marked for extra screening and inspections when travelling.
- Everyone Washington Supports, by Definition, Is a Moderate Centrist (March 23, 2019)
Many right-wing movements and leaders are described as moderate or even left-leaning by politicians and corporate media. In these cases the terms no longer have a political definition but is a way to convey approval.
- The Destruction of Freedom: Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange And The Corporate Media (March 19, 2019)
The corporate media's hostility towards Assange, Manning and WikiLeaks - obvious by lack of coverage or overt antagonism - shows they it is tool of the state and big business.
- Exposure of Another Pro-War Lie Doesn't Make Media More Skeptical of Pro-War Claims (March 17, 2019)
The story of pro-Maduro forces burning trucks bringing aid to Venezuela has now been reported as false, even by corporate media. The bigger story of how and why this lie was propogated gets left behind.
- The Intercept Shuts Down Access to Snowden Trove (March 13, 2019)
First Look Media, owner of The Intercept, is shutting down access to Snowdens leaked NSA documents. Their reporters still have copies of all the documents and are looking to find a new outlet for them.
- The Fake News Nazi - Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal (March 6, 2019)
Analysis of Corbyn's press shows accusations of anti-semitism against him only started when he became a political threat.
- Facebook Wants You to Know if Youre Getting Your News From the Wrong Government (March 1, 2019)
Media outlets owned by a company with ties to the Russian government are forced to disclose their affiliation on Facebook. Media outlets owned or funded by the US government are not held to the same standard.
- Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America (March 1, 2019)
Corporate media has many stories about food and medicine shortages in Venezuela. These lies and others are debunked by someone who lives there.
- UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza (February 28, 2019)
A short piece on the UN Human Rights Council report on Israel's firing on unarmed protesters.
- Venezuela Blitz - Part 1: Tyrants Dont Have Free Elections (February 7, 2019)
Thorough summary of support for the Venezuela coup in US and UK media with many excerpts.
- Venezuela Blitz - Part 2: Press Freedom, Sanctions And Oil (February 7, 2019)
Analysis of corporate coverage of Venezuela reveals: reporting on the supposed lack of free press, and rarely mentioning the US's interest in their oil and effect of sanctions on the country.
- US Media Ignore -- and Applaud -- Economic War on Venezuela (February 6, 2019)
US reporting on Venezuela fails to mention the effect economic sanctions have in Venezuela defying the work of experts in the area.
- How the Murders of Journalists in the Middle East Are Brushed Aside (February 4, 2019)
Though higher-profile than most, Jamal Khashoggi was far from the first Arab journalist to be murdered in the Middle East. In his case, just like most others, cover-ups disguised as investigations may placate public outcry.
- The Same Media That Opposed Democracy in South Africa Now Warn Against It in Israel/Palestine (February 1, 2019)
Coverage of South African apartheid in US news in the 1980s compared with coverage of Israel/Palestine today reveals similar racist bias.
- 'Fake news' is okay if it's about #RussiaGate: Top 7 fake 'collusion' stories the media pushed (January 21, 2019)
A summary of stories of Russian interference in US politics that were later retracted.
- Dances of Disinformation: the Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative (January 15, 2019)
The Integrity Initiative - a supposedly non-partisan agency aiming at dismantling state sponsored misinformation - was exposed as funded by a UK government agency to undermine the opposition. This brings into question the plausibility of an impartial or apolitical playing field.
- Mainstream Media Bias on 2020 Democratic Race Already in High Gear (January 15, 2019)
Mainstream media pundits undermine the chances of progressive candidates like Bernie Sanders despite the defeat of centrist politicians by the right.
- U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice As Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines Than Palestinian Ones (January 12, 2019)
A study of 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict from five major American publications shows that they are biased towards the Israeli side.
- Why Should My Newspaper Pledge Not to Boycott Israel? (January 3, 2019)
An editorial by the publisher of an Arkansas newspaper expected to sign a pledge promising to not boycott Israel in exchange for the ability to sell advertising.
- Time magazine honors journalists facing repression - but snubs Julian Assange (December 13, 2018)
A look at Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' award for 2018, which did not list any journalist who exposed state secrets or government misconduct in the United States, nor whistleblowers from Israel, Egypt, India or any of the NATO countries.
- Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job (December 12, 2018)
France is experiencing a left-leaning popular and working-class uprising consistent with the French revolutionary tradition of "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity", yet the majorty of Western media have given very little investigation or serious attention to the momentous events.
- Canadian Jewish News: Promoter of Terror Tourism? (December 5, 2018)
What should we make of a media outlet that praises those who join or give money to a foreign army, which occupies territory belonging to another people, terrorizes the local population by destroying houses, restricting their movement, subjecting them to military courts and shooting unarmed protestors? What should we call the Canadian Jewish News, an unfailing flatterer of Canadians who join or finance a military subjugating Palestinians? Would promoter of terror tourism be an appropriate description?
- The BBC Has Legal Protection to Spread Fake News: the Curious Case of ISIS, Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn (November 27, 2018)
A look at the reporting of 'fake news' by the BBC, which has no legal obligation to give its audience any information about its sources and seemingly has legal protection from scrutiny.
- Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan (November 24, 2018)
Since 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected as Taiwan's president relations between Taiwan and China have been increasingly strained. In parallel, a series of fake news campaigns have captured Taiwanese media, with experts tracing several of these stories back to China.
- Women-Led Radio Station Amplifies Voices of Indigenous Communities in Argentina (November 20, 2018)
In the late 1990s several Indigenous women founded a radio station which continues to broadcast. It resists cultural subjugation and provides a voice to Indigenous people.
- As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom (November 16, 2018)
Democrats and Republicans both seem willing to curtail freedom of the press when an outlet publishes work against their interests, however, prosecuting Julian Assange/Wikileaks would create a precedent that would criminalize the core function of investigative journalism.
- Crucifying Julian Assange (November 14, 2018)
Juilien Assange, who exposed the dark machinations and crimes of the US government, is now under threat of being expelled from the Equadorian Embassy. The article looks at what is happening to Assange and why the the silence over his plight is a betrayal by the press.
- Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people? (November 12, 2018)
A journalist with Indigenous roots reflects on the difficulty of doing justice to the community she is filming a documentary about. Historical misrepresentation due to lack of cross-cultural understanding has led to a distrust of the media.
- How To Be A Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist (November 8, 2018)
A commentary on what is required to be a 'good' and 'reliable' journalist for the mainstream Western media.
- Fact-Checking the Establishment's 'Fact-Checkers': How the 'Fake News' Story is Fake News (October 31, 2018)
A look at the introduction of "Fake News" in the US and how is was used by both political parties in the lead-up to the 2016 US election, and moreover how it was propogated by the mainstream media and fact-checked by dubious verification sources.
- Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn (October 3, 2018)
A Media Reform Coalition report reveals that the corporate media in Britain have been producing an alarming amount of 'fake news' items, which includes a narrative that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour party are mired in an 'antisemitism crisis'. The corporate media have largely ignored the report, or any other reasoned criticism of their biased reporting.
- Corporate Media: the Enemy of the People (August 17, 2018)
We on the Left don't need to reflexively and absurdly jump to the defense of imperial criminals at the instigation of that (well, yes) "enemy of the people" the U.S. corporate and so-called mainstream war, news, and entertainment media.
- Venezuela: Maduro survives assassination attempt -- but journalism doesn't (August 11, 2018)
Venezuela was rocked on August 5, 2018 by an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro during a public event, using drones armed with explosives.But as more details of the attack became available, mainstream media coverage sought to sow doubt on the events, using words such as "apparent" or "alleged". It focused on the government using this "alleged" event to step up repression.
- Yes, the Press Helps Start Wars (August 10, 2018)
History shows that a jingoistic media can whip up support for hardline policies, as Trump rightly pointed out.
- First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site (August 9, 2018)
Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
- Nine essential tools from ICIJ's data journalism and programming experts (August 8, 2018)
A look at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' favorite data journalism tools, including: spreadsheets, Datawrapper, Jupyter Notebook, OpenRefine, Python and R, Talend Studio, SQL, Pandas, Neo4j + Linkurious.
- Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work (August 7, 2018)
The FBI doesn't want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be journalists create a chilling effect, making it harder for real journalists to gain trust and cooperation from sources.
- 'Fake news' a loosely-defined term used for political gain (July 6, 2018)
Commentary on a panel discussion of media representatives, part of the International Cybersecurity Congress, which discusses the topic of 'fake news'. The article includes a link to full video of the discussion.
- The Official Fake News (July 3, 2018)
Emmanuel Macron, who was comfortably elected to the presidency, has instructed his parliamentary majority to provide him with a law against 'fake news' during election campaigns. The law would be a selective halt to the the dissemination of information with dangerous consequences.
- Painting a false picture (June 26, 2018)
A review of the book "The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media" by Greg Shupak.
- The corporate media's world of illusions (June 11, 2018)
In fact, the Great Western Narrative has been developed and refined over centuries to preserve a tiny elites privileges and expand its power. The role of journalists like me was to keep feeding these illusions to readers so they would remain fearful, passive and deferential to this elite. It is not that journalists lie or at least, not most of them it is that they are as deeply wedded to the Great Western Narrative as everyone else.
- The New York Times' Second Assassination of Razan at-Najjar (June 10, 2018)
On 1 June 2018, an Israeli assassin poised along "the largest concentration camp ever to exist" killed 20-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar. On 7 June 2018, the New York Times assassinated her a second time. It surely does not surprise that the Times provides yeomans service for Israeli hasbara.
- How the Guardian aided the anti-semites (June 8, 2018)
Who do you help when you censor a cartoon depicting Israel's well-documented war crimes against Palestinians and do so on the grounds that the criticism of Israel is anti-semitic?
The answer is: you help anti-semites.
- The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago (June 4, 2018)
Should the media include positive editorial content secretly paid for by major corporations, as London's Evening Standard newspaper has begun doing, according to new revelations?
Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read?
- The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago (June 4, 2018)
Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read? But here's a seditious idea. Would that be such a bad thing? Maybe it would better if we were far more wary of the corporate media and began to think of it chiefly as a sales platform selling us an ideology harmful to our individual welfare and that of our societies.
- 2018: When Orwell's 1984 Stopped Being Fiction (May 5, 2018)
A commentary on The Guardian's news story "Revealed: UK's push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance". Cook questions facts and the terminology used in the Guardian article, a form of 'journalistic fraud', which promotes the UK government's policy towards Russia.
- Denver Post Editor Who Criticized Paper's Ownership Resigns (May 3, 2018)
Chuck Plunkett said he knew that he was risking his job as the editorial page editor of The Denver Post when he wrote an impassioned editorial last month blasting the newspaper's hedge-fund owners as "vulture capitalists" who had hobbled Colorado's largest newspaper with deep layoffs and cost-cutting. On Thursday, Mr. Plunkett resigned after he said an executive who oversees the newspaper refused to run another sharp-edged editorial Mr. Plunkett had written for this Sunday's newspaper.
- Where It All Began: The Dawn of 'Fake News' (May 1, 2018)
While today's political smear campaigns and propaganda have gotten more sophisticated and subtle, the underlying ethics remain as maggoty as ever.
- Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel (April 23, 2018)
In spite of a systemic policy of demonization, Israeli journalist and human rights activist Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government and the crimes against Palestinians.
- Fisk Puts to Test the Free-Press Myth in Douma (April 18, 2018)
Veteran Middle East corrrespondent Robert Fisk was the first western correspondent to arrive in Douma following the US, UK and French attacks on Syria. Based on first hand interviews Fisk's account is clearly honest about what he reported and certainly plausible, yet respected British newspapers like the Guardian gave his reports a cursory if not hostile treatment.
- Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists: Neil Macdonald (April 15, 2018)
Journalist Neil MacDonald defends journalistic freedom and safety following a statement issued by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), an organization that faltered in carrying out its mandate.
- Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers' Cooperatives (April 10, 2018)
An economic recession in Argentina that culminated in intense protests and the resignation of then-president Fernando de la Rua, also fostered the phenomenon of companies being recuperated by its workers as a cooperatives. In the last two years the majority of companies recuperated have been media outlets, which opens up new possibilities for journalism in the country.
- Debunked: How VoA journalist pushed fake news story on 'Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine' (April 10, 2018)
The easily-verifiable false claim by Voice of America journalist that Russian tanks were filmed entering Ukraine was shared thousands of times before being debunked. The journalist, however, refused to issue a retraction.
- A Letter to CBC: Your Biased Coverage of the Land Day Massacre (April 6, 2018)
Chairperson of the Canada Palestine Association, Hanna Kawas, presents a letter to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, alleging editorial interference by pro-Israel lobbying group 'Honest Reporting Canada' in their coverage of the land day killings of unarmed civilians by Israeli government forces.
- How the Guardian became the West's Pravda (March 31, 2018)
Cook says that the British newspaper The Guardian has become a mouthpiece for the establishment.
- Assange's internet blackout & Skripal case part of propaganda war that risks real one (March 30, 2018)
John Pilger condemns the mainstream media for its role in acting as an uncritiical conduit for government propaganda.
- How They Sold the Iraq War (March 20, 2018)
The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold: it was a propaganda war, a war of perception management.
- In Run-Up to Vote to End Yemen War, MSNBC Remains Totally Silent (March 20, 2018)
Johnson expresses concern about the lack of MSNBC coverage of the role of the USA in the conflict in Yemen since 2015.
- Will We Ever See Al Jazeera's Investigation Into the Israel Lobby? (March 16, 2018)
So when am I going to be able to watch Al Jazeera's hard-hitting investigation into Israels powerful lobby in the United States? Remember Al Jazeera? The tough, no-holds-barred Middle East satellite channel that transformed Qatar into a media empire whose reports frightened dictators and infuriated potentates and presidents alike? Why, George W Bush once wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha so it must have been doing something right. It even has an office in Jerusalem.
- America's Troll Farm Media (March 9, 2018)
A look at the American mainstream media, which is in a constant search of sensation, scandal, gossip, and above all -- profit.
- 'Follow Your Bliss' - The Tweet That Brought Corporate Journalism To The Brink Of A Nervous Breakthrough (March 7, 2018)
Don't write for the "mainstream". Don't write for money. Don't write for prestige. Just "follow your bliss" by writing what you absolutely love to write to inspire and enlighten other people. Write what seems interesting, important and true, and give it away for free.'
- Fake News and the Gatekeepers of Truth (February 11, 2018)
A look at misinformation or 'fake news' and how it has changed from the past; while only governments and prominent figures could once manipulate public opinion, today it is anyone with online access.
- Brazil's Largest Newspaper Quits Facebook, Accuses it of Harboring 'Fake News' (February 9, 2018)
The Brazilian media conglomerate Folha de S. Paulo, made the decision to rebel against Facebook by ceasing to publish content, saying the decision stems primarily from Facebook's recent change on users' news feed which aims to reduce the amount of content and favour posts by friends and family. The paper says Facebook is effectively banning professional journalism from its pages in favour of personal content and 'Fake News'.
- 'A Load Of Tosh' The BBC, 'Showbiz News' And State Propaganda (February 9, 2018)
BBC News reporting on international relations, with particular reference to 2017-2018 tensions with Russia, relies heavily on state propaganda.
- What 'News' Media in U.S. And Allied Countries Never Report (February 9, 2018)
Newsmedia effectively ban reporting corruptness of newsmedia -- even of media that stand on the opposite side of the political divide.
- Propaganda! Pardon me, is mine really bigger than yours? (February 8, 2018)
They say Propaganda! In the West, both the mainstream media and even some of the so-called progressive outlets are shouting: "Those Russians and Chinese and the others like them, they are at it again! Their vicious propaganda is infiltrating our democratic, freedom-loving countries, spreading confusion and chaos!"
Yes, ban or at least curb RT, contain TeleSur, and if at all possible, throw Press TV to the dogs. And put the writers of NEO, Sputnik, Global Times and other foreign outlets on that proverbial Western mass media 'no fly list'.
- Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing "local news" (February 6, 2018)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant will prioritize news from 'local sources' in the News Feed displayed to users. This is the third move this year in a roll-out of updates by Facebook aimed at censoring online information.
- Champions Of Democracy - From Fake News To Imposed Insanity (February 1, 2018)
While social media is largely blamed for the proliferation of 'fake news', it is through social media where the corporate media commentariat are exposed. Readers are now at last able to see some rational dissent, this is the up-side to social media that the 'mainstream' cannot even discuss.
- How the 'free' media dupe us on climate change (January 29, 2018)
Commentary on a segment of Al Jazeera's programme The Listening Post on why climate scepticism persists only in what it terms the "Anglosphere media", that is, those in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada.
- Apple and the Guardian: Partners in a Death Spiral (January 20, 2018)
This report on Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to a UK school to promote the company's new coding curriculum for schoolchildren could hardly be a better illustration of the way the Guardian newspaper serves as a key propagandist for aggressive global corporate capitalism, helping to create for it a façade of humanitarianism.
- A Liberal Pillar Of The Establishment - 'New Look' Guardian, Old-Style Orthodoxy (January 18, 2018)
Respected liberal media like the New York Times and Guardian are key battlegrounds in the relentless elite efforts to control public opinion.
- Monbiot Is a Hypocrite and a Bully (January 15, 2018)
It is time for George Monbiots legion of supporters to call him out. Not only is he a hypocrite, but he is becoming an increasingly dangerous one. Turning a blind eye to his behaviour, or worse excusing it, as too often happens, has only encouraged him to intensify his attacks on dissident writers, those who whether right or wrong on any specific issue are slowly helping us all to develop more critical perspectives on western foreign policy goals than has ever been possible before.
- The Guardian, White Helmets, and Silenced Comment (January 12, 2018)
The Guardian recently published an article claiming that critical discussion of the White Helmets in Syria has been 'propagated online by a network of anti-imperialist activists, conspiracy theorists and trolls with the support of the Russian government'. Many readers were dismayed at this crude defence of a presumably pro-imperialist perspective, and at the unwarranted smearing of reasoned questioning based on evidence from independent journalists.
- Alternative Media: Ulli Diemer - Selected snippets & quotes from Radical Digressions (2018)
- NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians (2018)
The article looks at the NPR reporting on the killing of 17 palestinians, which follows a pro-Israel bias that dates back for years.
- Surveillance Self-Defense (2018)
Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF's guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.
- Half of UK sees The Sun tabloid as 'negative influence' (December 18, 2017)
Half of Britons see one of the UK's largest tabloids, The Sun, as a negative influence on society, according to a new poll.
- 'Reporters Without Scruples' fails to derail revelatory conference on White Helmets (December 8, 2017)
The Geneva Press Club (GPC) announced an event that would present the darker side of the Oscar-winning, multi-million-dollar internationally funded White Helmets, operating in Syria alongside Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) and other US Coalition-armed & financed terrorist groups.The event was entitled "They Don't Care About Us White Helmets True Agenda."
- Postmedia and Torstar deal results in "largest closure of newspapers on single day in Canadian History (December 6, 2017)
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the deal between Canada's two largest newspaper publishers, Postmedia and Torstar, which have decided to swap more than forty local newspapers with each other, and subsequently shut down most of these newly acquired newspapers in regions where they compete with other existing publications.
- Withdrawal of RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill 'dire development' (November 30, 2017)
The US congressional press office has revoked RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing its 'foreign agent' status.
- US & Europe's farcical hypocrisy over Russian foreign media law (November 28, 2017)
The US and the European Union rushed to condemn Russia's new media laws restricting foreign entities. At the same time, they assume the unilateral right to hound Russian news outlets as "foreign agents."
- Google's de-ranking of RT in search results is a form of censorship and blatant propaganda (November 26, 2017)
A commentary on the recent admission by an executive of Google's parent company (Alphabet) that special algorithms are being created to filter RTs news in order to make it appear less prominently in Google's search results.
- A creeping quiet in Indian journalism? (November 15, 2017)
How a combination of government pressure, harassment by political activists, commercial actors including both advertisers and some media owners, is exercising a chilling effect on Indian journalism.
- Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison (November 10, 2017)
A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone relying on BBC News receives a power-friendly view of the world, systematically distorted in a way that allows the state and private interests to pursue business as usual.
- Tabloids do not represent the working class (November 2, 2017)
It should come as little surprise that media owned and run by unscrupulous billionaires like Rupert Murdoch and Richard Desmond should be more concerned with protecting the party of big business than it is with the wellbeing or interests of working class people. We need to call out the tabloid media for what it is run by and for the elites.
- 'Inappropriate Behaviour' - Michael Fallon, Yemen, And The 'Mainstream' That Is Anything But (November 1, 2017)
A look at 'mainstream' journalism, a product of corporate conformity and a deference to power that is anything but mainstream.
- Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth (October 20, 2017)
An overview of an interview with Hilary Clinton by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.
- 'Fake news' or free speech: Is Google cracking down on left media? (October 18, 2017)
Left leaning progressive websites say they are being unfairly penalized by Google's efforts to stamp out fake news.
- Journalism as We Knew It Is Never Coming Back (October 17, 2017)
Its old news that Donald Trump abuses reason, knowledge, decency and dark-skinned people. If you are paying attention, each one of his assaults on decency, intelligence and knowledge will feel urgent, ridiculous or both. Each day he threatens grave damage to actual human beings and the rest of Planet Earth, and each day he demonstrates his incapacity to do anything but inflict more damage.
- Bullied BBC? Alternative media returns fire on claims it's waging 'war' on the corporation (September 28, 2017)
Alternative media accused of waging "guerilla warfare" against the BBC by its former political editor Nick Robinson say they are just providing balance to the 'biased' government-funded corporation.
- Trump, fake news and the war on dissidents (September 28, 2017)
A rebuke to a recent Guardian article titled "If mainstream news wants to win back trust, it cannot silence dissident voices", where journalist Nick Robinson claims that the left and right are the peddlers of the same "fakery" in attacking the media.
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