- What the BBC fails to tell you about October 7  (November 2, 2023)
It is journalistic malpractice for the media to still be repeating so credulously the Israeli military's account of that day.
- Israel is caught lying time and again. And yet we never learn (October 24, 2023)
Disinformation over the blast at Gaza's al-Ahli hospital worked as planned, taking the focus off the victims and lifting pressure on Israel to stop its rampage.
- Western media's parroting of official lies is paving way to genocide in Gaza (October 16, 2023)
Disinformation campaigns are one of the chief battlefields in any war - something any serious journalist is only too aware of. And western powers and their allies have an appalling track record of lying to their own medias.
- What the media forgets to tell you about Israel and Gaza (October 15, 2023)
Ignore the fake news. Israel isn't defending itself. It's enforcing its right to continue ethnically cleansing Palestinians.
- The Slow Motion Execution of Julian Assange (September 16, 2023)
- Hyping Ukraine Counteroffensive, US Press Chose Propaganda Over Journalism (September 15, 2023)
It has been clear for some time that US corporate news media have explicitly taken a side on the Ukraine War. This role includes suppressing relevant history of the lead-up to the war, attacking people who bring up that history as 'conspiracy theorists', accepting official government pronouncements at face value, and promoting an overly rosy picture of the conflict in order to boost morale. For most of the war, most of the US coverage has been as pro-Ukrainian as Ukraine's own media, now consolidated under the Zelenskyy government.
- Killing The Story - Bakhmut, Nick Cohen, Kakhovka, Nord Stream and Piers Morgan (June 15, 2023)
- Leaks reveal FBI helps Ukraine censor Twitter users and obtain their info (June 7, 2023)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has aided a Ukrainian intelligence effort to censor social media users and obtain their personal information, leaked emails reveal.
- Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? No, Yes, No-Yes (June 7, 2023)
A New York Times' reporter's job this week is to persuade us that all those Ukrainian soldiers wearing Nazi insignia and marching through Kiev in Klan-like torch parades are not what you think.
- British police detain journalist Kit Klarenberg, interrogate him about The Grayzone (May 30, 2023)
British 'counter-terror' police detained journalist Kit Klarenberg upon his arrival at London's Luton airport and subjected him to an extended interrogation about his political views and reporting for The Grayzone.
- Underexposure Exposed (May 26, 2023)
If you want people to think that a country resistant to US leadership is a festering doomscape, just underexpose the hell out of your photographs.
- The Guardian's 'Anti-Semitism' Incident (May 9, 2023)
With the row over its cartoon, the newspaper that helped oust Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party has briefly found that what you sow, you can reap.
- Julian Assange: A Fight We Must Not Lose (May 9, 2023)
The detention and persecution of Julian Assange eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of a free press.
- From Yellow Journalism to China Bashing, the Media's Enduring Role in Promoting War (May 1, 2023)
- AOC gloats over 'deplatforming' of Tucker Carlson (April 26, 2023)
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was fired on Monday, eliciting cheers from the Pentagon and numerous public figures. New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated Carlson's 'deplatforming', saying "Deplatforming works, and it is important and there you go. Good things can happen. Couldn't have happened to a better guy."
- Tucker Carlson's firing reveals how afraid the media is of independent journalists (April 26, 2023)
While the left is busy hating on Tucker Carlson, and not without reason, it is missing the bigger picture.
- John Pilger's Guide to Propaganda (April 21, 2023)
Journalist, author and filmmaker John Pilger, who has spent decades studying governments nefariousness, tells Katie Halper how to spot propaganda.
- Western media suddenly hates Twitter's 'government-funded' labels (April 20, 2023)
Establishment outlets were perfectly fine with the social media scarlet letter when it was handed to their 'undesirable' counterparts. Recently, some media outlets have quit Twitter over what they see as unjust labeling, which leads to the question 'where was their outrage when the same rules were being applied to their competition?'
- Snowden and Texeira: Ten Years of Disaster (April 16, 2023)
The idea that the legacy media in any way serves the truth or the public interest is now completely buried. The legacy media serves the state, and the state serves the billionaires. It is a shame the Washington Post, New York Times, Guardian and Bellingcat each had no interest whatsoever in the journalistic pursuit of the truth behind this extraordinary episode. We live entirely in security states: there is no doubt about it.
- Sy Hersh & The Way We Live Now (February 10, 2023)
Coverage of the sabotage of the Nordstream pipelines helped Murray realize something important about how the Big Lie works.
- Canada's state broadcaster CBC peddles lies and slanders about jailed journalist Julian Assange (February 5, 2023)
Following the calamitous ruling on December 10, 2021 by a British court to extradite Julian Assange to face espionage charges in the US, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) aired two reports, densely packed with hideous deceptions that lend support to Washington's efforts to persecute and silence the award-winning journalist.
- Looking back on the coverage of Trump (January 30, 2023)
Seven and a half years ago, journalism began a tortured dance with Donald Trump, the man who would be the country's forty-fifth president, first dismissing him, then embracing him as a source of ratings and clicks, then going all in on efforts to catalogue Trump as a threat to the country (also a great source of ratings and clicks).
- Dangers of AI Revealed as Israeli Bullet Decides to Kill Somebody (2023)
This use of the passive in describing Israeli crimes is absolutely typical of the Guardian, and of the entire mainstream media. A more naturally expressed and honest headline would have been "Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian journalist in the head for filming demolition of Ramallah homes".
- The Media Accountability Project (2023)
- The Twilight of Freedom (2023)
Three British journalists I know personally - Johanna Ross, Vanessa Beeley and Kit Klarenberg - have each in the last two years been detained at immigration for hours on re-entering their own country, and questioned by police under anti-terrorist legislation. This is plainly an abuse of the power to detain at port of entry, because in each case they could have been questioned at any time in the UK were there legitimate cause, and the questioning was not focused on their travels. They were in fact detained and interrogated simply for holding and publishing dissident opinion on foreign policy, and in particular for supporting a more collaborative approach to Russia.
- Reflecting New U.S. Control of TikTok's Censorship, Our Report Criticizing Zelensky Was Deleted (December 28, 2022)
For years, U.S. officials and their media allies accused Russia, China and Iran of tyranny for demanding censorship as a condition for Big Tech access. Now, the U.S. is doing the same to TikTok.
- The EU's freeze of Russian media assets is a perversion of its own principles (December 22, 2022)
There's a big difference between actual disinformation or misinformation, and information or analysis that you just don't like.
- 'Nearly Every War Has Been The Result Of Media Lies' (December 14, 2022)
Julian Assange once observed that, 'Nearly every war has been the result of media lies.' For daring to publish evidence of US war crimes, Assange now sits in the high-security Belmarsh prison in London, at risk of being extradited to the US within the next few weeks. The prospects for a fair trial range from miniscule to zero.
- When Journalism Standards Vanish (November 18, 2022)
Because Russia and Iran are both viewed as enemies of Washington, Western news media often feel comfortable publishing any old claim about them as fact regardless of sourcing or evidence. Imperial propagandists lower their editorial standards when reporting on official enemies not because they are bad at their job, but because they are very good at their job. It's just that their job isn't what we've been told.
- Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian 'Bot Army' (November 6, 2022)
An Australian university has unearthed millions of Tweets by fake accounts pushing disinformation on the Ukraine war, Peter Cronau reports. The sample size dwarfs other studies of covert propaganda about the war on social media.
- Wicked Leakidence On Nord Stream Sabotages (October 26, 2022)
On the British media's biased reporting of the Nord Stream sabotage.
- Crippling the Left (October 13, 2022)
Whenever it truly matters, from Assange to Corbyn, Guardian George Monbiot journalist aligns with the corporate media herd.
- Criticising Monbiot isn't 'demonisation'. Its a first step on the path to reclaiming our minds (October 10, 2022)
- US Media's Intellectual No-Fly-Zone on US Culpability in Nord Stream Attack (October 7, 2022)
Discusses the media's suspicion of Russia over the destruction of the Nord 2 pipeline, although Washington has an established history of opposition to the pipeline.
- The BBC to NATO Pipeline (October 6, 2022)
The death of Queen Elizabeth II, where the BBC dropped programming to run endless, wall-to-wall coverage, has underlined the fact to many Britons that the network is far from impartial, but the voice of the state.
- Mass Media Omertà (October 5, 2022)
The damaging revelations about the Labour Party in the recent four-part Al Jazeera series, The Labour Files, and the almost totalitarian silence in response by British news media, should ram home the illusory nature of democracy in the UK.
- Conditioned for War with Russia (September 22, 2022)
Discusses the American role in the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the Establishment media's part in keeping the truth from Americans.
- Those angry at Rushdie's stabbing have been missing in action over a far bigger threat to our freedom (August 16, 2022)
The Satanic Verses novelist is championed by western liberals not because he has bravely articulated difficult truths but because of who his enemies are.
- Those Angry at Rushdie's stabbing have been missing in action over a far greater threat to our freedom (August 16, 2022)
Both Julian Assange and Salman Rushdie have been victims of violence, but sympathy was only given to Rushdie. Cook argues that although both men are prominent proponents for the freedom of speech, Rushie questions the authority of clerics and governments in far-off lands, and Assange speaks out against the crimes committed by Western governments.
- We all must speak up in defense of Graham Phillips! (August 8, 2022)
British journalist Graham Phillips has been subjected to sanctions by the British government for reporting from Donbas.
- What the U.S. Government and The New York Times Have Quietly Agreed Not to Tell You About Ukraine (July 29, 2022)
The narrative that portrays Ukraine as a democratic state - no matter how beloved by U.S. corporate media or endlessly repeated by the State Department - is a fantasy. History has shown us that the Ukrainian government's commitment to democracy is dubious or non-existent. Ukraine currently has more banned political parties than legal ones; political repression and imprisonment of dissidents has been commonplace ever since its independence; and both the government and its affiliated party militias routinely resort to violence to quell peaceful protests while turning a blind eye to violence inflicted on Jews and other racial and ethnic minorities.
- Government censorship rebrands with 'disinformation' campaign (July 20, 2022)
Current official talk about 'disinformation' has largely become a euphemism for protecting empire and a rebranding of age-old government-run censorship.
- Germany criminalizes journalist for exposing Ukrainian war crimes (July 13, 2022)
Independent Donetsk-based journalist Alina Lipp of Germany details her prosecution by the German state for violating new speech codes through her reporting in the Donetsk Peoples Republic. As the only German reporter on the ground in Donetsk, Lipp has exposed Ukrainian forces shelling civilians, attacking a maternity ward, mining harbors, and bombing a granary filled with corn for export. She faces three years in prison if she returns to her home country.
- Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics (June 23, 2022)
The evidence shows Israeli military/intel forces see journalists as 'lawful targets,' as part of the 'Cognitive War' they wage against the Palestinians, but more particularly against the global population in an attempt to legitimize their military oppression of the Palestinians in their ongoing effort of 'population expulsion' of the Palestinians from Palestinian territory.
- Leaked emails expose Paul Mason's collusion with senior British intelligence agent (June 13, 2022)
In leaked emails, celebrity journalist Paul Mason plots extensively with Andy Pryce of the UK Foreign Office Counter Disinformation and Media Development unit.
- Forget liberating Ukraine - We first need to liberate our minds (June 11, 2022)
Because we in the West are the strongest tribe on the planet, we are also the most deluded, the most propagandized, and the most dangerous.
- Paul Mason's covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed (June 7, 2022)
Leaked emails reveal British journalist Paul Mason plotting with an intel contractor to destroy The Grayzone through "relentless deplatforming" and a "full nuclear legal" attack. The scheme is part of a wider planned assault on the UK left.
- US State-Affiliated NewsGuard Targets Consortium News (June 2, 2022)
The Pentagon and State Dept.-linked outfit, with an ex-N.S.A. and C.I.A. director on its board, is accusing Consortium News of publishing "false content" on Ukraine
- Lawyers will add Abu Akleh to Palestinian journalists' ICC case (May 27, 2022)
- The Israeli Execution of Shireen Abu Akleh (May 17, 2022)
Israel, which shoots hundreds of Palestinians a year, routinely includes reporters and photographers on its target lists. The execution of Abu Akleh was not an accident. She was singled out for elimination.
- Will Shireen Abu Akleh's Murder Mark a Turning Point in the Liberation of Palestine? (May 14, 2022)
As I write these words, the world is trying to make sense of the brutal assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was targeted by Israeli forces while covering yet another Israeli assault on Jenin. Furthermore, Israeli forces have now attacked the funeral procession leading Shireen to her final resting place. One wonders why is anyone surprised.
- UK intensifies crackdown against Russian media (May 2, 2022)
- PayPal Cancels CN Account; May Seize Balance (May 1, 2022)
PayPal has canceled Consortium News' account without any prior notice or due process and with virtually no explanation. As Consortium News is today launching its Spring Fund Drive, it has lost one of its most important ways for its viewers and readers to show their support through donations.
- An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm (April 25, 2022)
Google has sent a warning shot across the world, ominously informing media outlets, bloggers, and content creators that it will no longer tolerate certain opinions when it comes to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
- The US Bubble of Pretend (April 5, 2022)
The lack of objective, principled coverage of the war in Ukraine is a degenerate state of affairs. The one thing worse is the extent to which its perfectly fine with most Americans.
- Social media giants repress Palestinian content (March 29, 2022)
Silicon Valley is solidly entrenching itself as a devoted enemy of political dissent. As the West implements draconian sanctions against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, including the banning of the Russian news outlets RT and Sputnik from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok as well as search engine results, social media censorship of political messaging about the Palestinian liberation struggle continues.
- Cancel Culture Democracy Comes to Ukraine (March 28, 2022)
When I am told, by possibly well-meaning but at best indoctrinated and at worst imbecilic individuals, that Freedom and Democracy require Censorship and Suppression it is my duty to fight against such buffoons.
- On Being Disappeared (March 28, 2022)
YouTube has removed the entire six-year archive of the author's show 'On Contact.' This censorship, he says, is about supporting what I.F Stone reminded us is what governments always do - lie.
- Escalation Without Consequences on the Op-Ed Page (March 22, 2022)
Corporate media outlets are calling for the United States and its allies to react to Russias illegal invasion of Ukraine by escalating the war. The opinion pages are awash with pleas to pump ever-more deadly weaponry into the conflict, to choke Russian civilians with sanctions, and even to institute a "no-fly zone." That such approaches gamble with thousands, and possibly millions, of lives doesnt shake the resolve of the presss armchair generals.
- How Much Less Newsworthy Are Civilians in Other Conflicts? (March 18, 2022)
As US news media covered the first shocking weeks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some media observers -- like FAIR founder Jeff Cohen -- have noted their impressions of how coverage differed from wars past.
- It's Not OK for Grown Adults to Think This Way About Ukraine (March 18, 2022)
- Conflict In Ukraine Used To Silence Voices Of Dissent In The United States (March 14, 2022)
Clearing the FOG speaks with political comedian Lee Camp about the sudden de-platforming that happened to him when RT America abruptly shut down after the Russian military intervention in Ukraine last month. Camp lost his program Redacted Tonight that aired weekly for the past eight years, and he was kicked off of other platforms such as Spotify. Camp talks about the big picture of growing censorship, the state of the media and freedom of the press, and the assault on the public's access to information that counters the narrative in the corporate media.
- I Work for Sputnik News (March 9, 2022)
Torture, whistleblowing, extraordinary rendition, secret prisons, solitary confinement and corruption in the justice system. Those are Kiriakou's subjects and he is happy to talk about them anywhere.
- Pity the Nation (March 7, 2022)
Fact-based arguments Scott Ritter made challenging the case for war against Iraq were effectively silenced. Today he sees the same template in play towards anyone challenging the dogma of 'Putinism.
- Western cancel culture has gone nuclear in targeting an entire country (March 7, 2022)
By now, we're all used to righteous people pitching fits and ganging up, mean-girl style, on those they feel have committed transgressions against the status quo. But amid the conflict in Ukraine, some are actually trying to deplatform the world's largest country by attacking anyone and anything even remotely associated with it.
- War, Conflict & Enemies of Truth (March 5, 2022)
The frenzy engendered by the Ukraine conflict reinforces a herd mentality that cries out for critical thinking.
- George Monbiot: NATO's witchfinder (March 4, 2022)
In everything he writes George Monbiot accepts what pro-Western sources report as gospel and on this basis alone denounces his opponents.
- Russia-Ukraine: Western media are acting as cheerleaders for war (March 4, 2022)
Journalists are cheering on the arming of militias and civilians making improvised explosives - acts they usually treat as terrorism
- Spotify Purges Dissident Voices In Latest Censorship Escalation (March 3, 2022)
Multiple American podcasters who speak critically of the political status quo in their country are reporting that their channels have been shut down as the censorship campaign against Russia-backed media continues to escalate.
- Defending Freedom And Democracy Sure Requires An Awful Lot Of Censorship (March 2, 2022)
Perhaps we have foolishly consented to a reality where the most powerful people in the world get to control the information people consume in order to shut down dissent against a murderous and oppressive globe-spanning oligarchic empire.
- Foreign Agents Designation Causes Media Cold War (February 28, 2022)
Media based in countries the United States regards as enemies, such as Russia and China, even if they are privately owned, are required to register as "foreign agents." So are media which run reports critical of U.S. foreign policy, like Al Jazeera. Other state owned-media, like the BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, let alone Voice of America, are not required to register.
- Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Neo-Nazi Publicity Stunt in Ukraine (February 23, 2022)
- Russia-Ukraine is an Information War, So Government Intelligence Needs More Scrutiny Than Ever (February 22, 2022)
- War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda (February 18, 2022)
- Let's Back Up A Sec And Ask Why Free Speech Actually Matters (January 31, 2022)
To really answer the question of whether the increasingly widespread practice of Silicon Valley censorship via algorithm and deplatforming is a major problem and whether an increase in speech restriction is desirable, we need to take a step back and ask ourselves why free speech even matters in the first place.
- Is it already too late to say goodbye? (January 22, 2022)
My blog posts once attracted tens of thousands of shares. Then, as the algorithms tightened, it became thousands. Now, as they throttle me further, shares can often be counted in the hundreds. "Going viral" is a distant memory.
- Justice for Julian Assange is Justice for All (November 1, 2021)
Following the final High Court hearing to decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States - for the 'crime' of revealing a landscape of government crimes and lies -- John Pilger looks back on the decade Assange has been fighting for his freedom, and the implications for independent journalists and the very notion of justice.
- Gaslighting The Public: Serial Deceptions By The State-Corporate Media (September 22, 2021)
Other than the ever-present risk of nuclear war, there is no greater threat to humanity than the climate crisis. And there is no more damning example of gaslighting by state-corporate media when they tell us we can trust governments and corporations to do what is required to avert catastrophe.
- Watching The News (August 27, 2021)
Watching "The National" on CBC, as well as some local news programs, is proving to be an interesting experience. I haven't lived in a house with TV for more than 15 years, and hadn't watched TV news for many more years before that, so I come to this experience as a more-or-less naive outsider.
- Craig Murray's jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism (July 30, 2021)
Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of "jigsaw identification".
- Climate Change: Why we can't trust mainstream media (July 20, 2021)
A Q&A on capitalism, media, and climate. Explains How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change.
- Key Assange Witness Recants - With Zero Corporate Media Coverage (July 2, 2021)
Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson confessed to Icelandic outlet Stundin that he used his position to steal money from Wikileaks and received immunity from the FBI in a quid pro quo. This article critiques the lack of coverage about this in corporate media, and argues thatthe global corporate press long ago decided to side with the US national security state.
- A Remarkable Silence: Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying (July 1, 2021)
A major witness in the US case against Julian Assange has admitted fabricating key accusations in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. But all of this is seemingly of no interest to the mainstream media.
- US seizes three dozen websites used for 'Iranian disinformation' (June 23, 2021)
- Corporate Media's Double Standard: They Attack Whomever They Want, But You Cannot Criticize Them (May 21, 2021)
Greenwalk responsed to The Washington Post's article and Daily Beast's questions about accusations from The Intercept that he endangered their writers.
- This time is different: Gaza journalists on Israeli bombardment (May 19, 2021)
Several Palestinian journalists have spoken to Al Jazeera of their fear and the exhaustion of covering the continuing Israeli bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip and their determination to continue their work.
- The Israel Narrative Is Crumbling Because Of Phone Cameras And The Internet (May 11, 2021)
Social media is teeming with viral video footage of police assaulting peaceful worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, of Israelis cheering and chanting Yimach shemam (may their names be erased) at the sight of a fire near the mosque, of Israeli soldiers arresting Palestinian protesters using the signature knee-on-neck maneuver made famous by the murder of George Floyd, many of which have millions of views.
- We can defeat the corporate medias war to snuff out independent journalism (May 10, 2021)
as journalists seek to liberate themselves from the strictures of the old corporate media, that same corporate media is working very hard to characterise the new technology as a threat to media freedoms. This self-serving argument should be treated with a great deal of scepticism. I want to use my own experiences to argue that quite the reverse is true. And that the real danger is allowing the corporate media to reassert its monopoly over narrating the world to us.
- The Mass Media Will Never Regain The Publics Trust (April 26, 2021)
It doesnt ultimately matter what mainstream pundits and reporters believe is the cause of the publics growing disgust with them, because there's nothing they can do to fix it anyway. The mass media will never regain the public's trust.
- Media's Top Meaning for 'Proxy' Is 'Iranian Ally' (April 21, 2021)
"Proxy," defined as someone who works on someone else's behalf, is a term of delegitimation in international politics: It undermines the credibility of both those who are accused of being "proxies" and those accused of having "proxies." In the former case, the term suggests that the party in question is not representing its peoples' interests, but rather those of an outside actor. The nation described as having proxies is implicitly accused of meddling in another country's affairs.
- The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media. Now The CIA Is The Media. (April 16, 2021)
In totalitarian dictatorships, the government spy agency tells the news media what stories to run, and the news media unquestioningly publish it. In free democracies, the government spy agency says Hoo buddy, have I got a scoop for you! and the news media unquestioningly publish it.
- The news media offers wall-to-wall propaganda every day. We only notice when a royal dies (April 10, 2021)
If the BBC makes its editorial decisions based on what rightwing and far-right newspaper tycoons think is good both for the country and for the world, then how is the BBC not equally rightwing?
- Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post (April 2, 2021)
Imperial cynics and propagandists can only see the world through the lens of cynicism and propaganda, which they project on to others.
- WSJ Rage at 'Woke' China Foreshadows New Redbaiting of Social Justice Activists (March 17, 2021)
The Wall Street Journal editorial board has accused a major Chinese newspaper, and by extension the Peoples Republic of China, of exploiting progressive rhetoric around racial justice to create division in the United States.
- BBC secrets revealed: Leaked files indicate UK state media engaged in anti-Moscow information warfare operations in Eastern Europe (March 11, 2021)
Within a tranche of secret UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) papers, recently leaked by hacktivist collective Anonymous, are files indicating that BBC Media Action (BBCMA) -- the outlets 'charitable' arm plays a central role in Whitehall-funded and directed psyops initiatives targeted at Russia.
- Britain proudly announces a plan to 'protect journalists' but if it really cared it would free Julian Assange (March 10, 2021)
Scarcely a day goes by without the UK Government's sounding off on the persecution of journalists somewhereother than in the UK of course.
- The Left Will Never Achieve Its Goals Until It Prioritizes Countering Establishment Propaganda (March 6, 2021)
The idea that China or Russia pose a threat to you is so self-evidently ridiculous, so transparently absurd, that the only way to make you believe it would be to propagandize you. And if you do believe it, thats exactly what has happened. You can expand this principle to include the entirety of US foreign policy on the global stage today. No ordinary American benefits from the US having troops in Syria, sanctioning Venezuelans to death, supporting Saudi Arabia while it rapes Yemen, circling the planet with military bases and working to destroy any nation which refuses to bow to its dictates. The only way to get Americans to consent to any of these agendas is to propagandize them into doing so.
- Capitol Riots Were a Dark Day for American Journalism (February 23, 2021)
An article critical of the news coverage surrounding the January 6, 2021 invasion of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Cockburn argues that exaggerating the violence of the event threatens the credibility of the media and could justify repression by the government.
- 20 Years of Media Lens: Selection of Remarkable Replies from Journalists (February 23, 2021)
- Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to "weaken Russia," leaked docs reveal (February 21, 2021)
New leaked documents show Reuters' and the BBC's involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect "attitudinal change" and weaken the Russian state's influence," alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat.
- Media's Deficit Hawks Fly Again -- Soon as a Democrat Takes Office (January 25, 2021)
On corporate media's predictions on government spending since a Democrat has assumed office.
- Media Cry Wolf for Third Time on Afghan 'Bounties' (January 11, 2021)
Macleod raises questions about credibility of media reports that have relied heavily on anonymous spies.
- Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back (November 30, 2020)
Leading journalist in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable.
- New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates (November 21, 2020)
In order to get a job at the New York Times, you need to demonstrate that you subscribe to the mainstream oligarchic imperialist worldview which forms the entirety of western mass media output. You need to demonstrate that you have been properly indoctrinated, and that you can be guided into toeing the imperial line with simple attaboys and tisk-tisks from your superiors rather than being explicitly told to knowingly lie.
- The Dead And Those About To Die - Climate Protests And The Corporate Media (November 17, 2020)
On the climate protest demonstration on Remembrance Day, 2020.
- Robert Fisk had True Independence of Mind, Which is Why He Angered Governments and Parts of the Media (November 17, 2020)
At the heart of Fisk's journalism was relentless and meticulous eyewitness reporting of events, a refusal to see complex conflicts in terms of black and white, while not surrendering to moral indifference and keeping a sense of outrage when confronted with real evil. Above all, perhaps, he showed an unbending refusal to back down when what he said was being denied, denounced or ignored by politicians and the media.
- Robert Fisk - Death Of A 'Controversial' Journalist (November 10, 2020)
why do mainstream commentators feel obliged to red-flag Fisks journalism with controversial in this way, and why is it a 'weasel word'? Consider that the likes of the BBC's Andrew Marr, the Guardian's Martin Chulov and The Times' David Aaronovitch, and numerous others, will never be described as 'controversial', despite their highly controversial, in fact outrageous, warmongering bias.
- 'None Of It Reported': How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial (October 7, 2020)
When it comes to arguably the most important political trial in our lifetimes, there is a not-so-curious media reluctance to dwell on it or even mention it, never mind grant it the kind of blanket coverage that celebrity trials regularly generate. Thus, media attention given to the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder and editor, was minimal and dwarfed by the coverage devoted to the actor Johnny Depp over the summer.
- Eyewitness to the Trial and Agony of Julian Assange (October 2, 2020)
John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia.
- Greenwald's Intercept Resignation Exposes The Rot In All Mass Media (September 30, 2020)
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has made major waves throughout mainstream and alternative media by resigning from The Intercept, an outlet he co-founded in 2014 with the stated mission of holding power to account with the power of unrestricted journalism. Johnstone argues that editorial freedom is being curbed.
- 'Confirmed' Has Become A Meaningless Word In Mainstream News Reporting (September 21, 2020)
The word "confirmed" has been misused and abused to such a spectacular extent in mainstream news reporting of late that it doesnt actually mean anything anymore when they say it.
- Uncovering Canadian Media's Devastating Pro-Israel Bias (June 23, 2020)
The bias is enforced at every level of the media, from editorial boards all the way to ownership.
- Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns (June 13, 2020)
On reports regarding social and mainsteam media attempting to censor and control narrative surrounding current protests in the US.
- The American Press Is Destroying Itself (June 12, 2020)
The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily. They've conned organization after organization into empowering panels to search out thoughtcrime, and its established now that anything can be an offense
- Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media (June 12, 2020)
A group of right-wing Venezuelans has managed to ban the use of a range of alternative media outlets covering Venezuela, including MintPress News.
- Wikipedia formally censors the Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing (June 10, 2020)
On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedias guidelines.
- Shocker: US state propaganda outlets censor Black Lives Matter protests (June 7, 2020)
On the history of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty of promoting the interests of the American Empire, and downplaying issues related to police brutality and racism.
- Freedom for Me But Not for Assange (or Thee): The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of CNN's Christiane Amanpour (February 28, 2020)
CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour has some strange ideas about democracy and journalism, believing her colleagues to be above elected officials but only if they have the correct politics and serve the right masters, obviously.
- The "Liberal" Medias Propaganda War on Bernie Sanders (February 25, 2020)
- 'Every journalist should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine (February 24, 2020)
"Every journalist in the United States should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine" at the charges that had been leveled against this publisher. Because they could be next,' writer Suelette Dreyfus says about Assange whose project published leaked documents exposing possible US War crimes in Iraq and letters exposing shenanigans against Bernie Sanders in 2016 by bosses within the Democratic Party.
- Assange's Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Anti-war Movement (February 19, 2020)
While media have become stenographers to power and have long betrayed ordinary people, WikiLeaks has defended the publics right to know by publishing more than 10 million documents, with a pristine record of accuracy exposing human rights abuses, government spying and war crimes on an unprecedented scale. By bringing truth to the public, the whistleblowing site transformed the Fourth Estate into becoming a powerful vehicle for peace-making.
- 'Unreasonable & unacceptable': Beijing slams Washington for press freedom hypocrisy after Chinese media branded 'foreign missions' (February 19, 2020)
China has denounced Washington for advocating freedom of the press while obstructing media, after it tightened control over Beijing-run outlets operating in the US by equating them to diplomatic missions.
- The Holocaust, the BBC and antisemitism smears (January 28, 2020)
Senior BBC news reporter Orla Guerin has found herself in hot water of an increasingly familiar kind. During a report on preparations for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, she made a brief reference to Israel and an even briefer reference to the Palestinians.
- All Massacres Will Become 'Alleged Massacres' If We Don't Pay Attention (December 19, 2019)
The greatest enemy of all journalists and all politicians is the failure of institutional, historical memory.
- The Perils of Embedded Journalism: 'Afghan Papers' Wouldn't Be Needed If We Had a Real Independent News Media (December 13, 2019)
If the Post and other major news media outlets had been pursuing the truth over the years about these all the wars, and the so-called "War" on Terror, instead of leaving the hard work of exposing all the lies to the likes of whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden and journalist/whistleblower publisher Julian Assange, we'd already know about the venality and culpability of our government.
- Money, Power and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost (December 9, 2019)
It is hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the complete polarization of public opinion as a result of self-serving media and, bankrolled by rich Arab countries, whose only goal is to serve their specific, often sinister, agendas.
- 'Sexy tricks': How journalists demonize Venezuela's socialist government, in their own words (December 9, 2019)
The United States has labeled Venezuela's government a "dictatorship" and part of a "troika of tyranny," and has sponsored multiple coup attempts there, including one in November. The corporate media has dutifully ignored the US role in the country's economic woes, laying the blame squarely at the feet of Maduro, omitting crucial political context on Venezuela's economic crisis while keeping up a constant flow of content presenting the country as a socialist hellhole.
- Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus (December 8, 2019)
The popular socialist leader of Britain's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, could be on the verge of becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom. And the mere possibility is terrifying British intelligence services and the US government.
- Study Reveals How UK Intelligence Works with Media to Smear Jeremy Corbyn (December 6, 2019)
Academic studies of the Corbyn coverage have also shown that corporate media have shown a profound hostility to him and his project. One report from the London School of Economics included an entire section called "Delegitimization through Ridicule, Scorn, and Personal Attacks."
- The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now (November 25, 2019)
Newspapers and other media in the United States and Britain have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by the "Assange effect".
- CIA helped shape Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy (November 22, 2019)
In a new video analysis of the show (embedded at the end of this article), researcher Tom Secker exposed the show as straightforward US imperial propaganda which was produced in direct collaboration with the CIA and Pentagon.
- Hillary's white pantsuit says 'empowerment' but Tulsi's says 'fringe cult leader': NYT pilloried for two-faced style commentary (November 22, 2019)
The New York Times has been accused of peddling ridiculous and shamelessly biased punditry, after the Gray Lady took aim at presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbards white pantsuit but ended up red-faced.
- Journalists need 'national security' training to stop flow of embarrassing but true NATO stories, defense-backed think tank warns (November 22, 2019)
With Western armed forces already using embedded reporters to tell the story they prefer, a UK think tank now calls for national security training for journalists so they don't help out Russia or China by telling the truth.
- Unfree Media State Stenography And Shameful Silence (November 6, 2019)
A recent viral clip of Jeremy Corbyn featured vital truths about the corporate media that ought to be at the forefront of public consciousness in the approach to the UK General Election on December 12, 2020.
- Money Talks, Bullshit Walks on Cable News (October 30, 2019)
None of the big companies buying advertising time on CNN and MSNBC have any interest in the progressive taxation and restored union organizing and collective bargaining rights that Sanders advocates.
- Catalonia 'separatists' bad, HK 'pro-democracy protesters' good: Orwell's 1984 becomes user's manual for Western 'free media' (October 15, 2019)
When supporters of Catalan leaders jailed for organizing a democratic vote advance on Barcelona airport, media make a fuss over 'separatists' causing chaos. When the same tactic is used in Hong Kong, it's a 'pro-democracy' protest. In George Orwells 1984, The War Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Peace. Truth was Lies, Hate was Love. But author Lewis Carroll got there first.
- The New York Times Called a Famous Cartoonist an Anti-Semite. Repeatedly. They Didnt Ask Him for Comment. (October 3, 2019)
- What George Carlin Taught Us about Media Propaganda by Omission (September 19, 2019)
In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: "Here's a partial score from the West Coast Los Angeles 6." For a brilliant comedian like Carlin -- who skewered corporate power, class structure and political/media propaganda that's one of his more innocuous jokes. But it's sharply relevant today as corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it 'propaganda by omission.'
- Myanmar's Other Reporters (August 13, 2019)
Detailed analysis of the state of freedom of speech and the press in Burma/Myanmar.
- Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange (August 10, 2019)
Australian journalist Mark Davis HAS revealed new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times, and refuting the lies both publications have used to smear the WikiLeaks founder.
- History Is Happening: WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate (July 18, 2019)
An article based on and in discussions with Nozomi Hayase's book 'WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening'.
- The Journalists Do The Shouting (July 12, 2019)
A summary and analysis of some of the mainstream media's coverage US conflicts with Iran.
- The Journalists Do The Shouting (July 12, 2019)
Todays meaningful art is samizdat stickers on wireline poles and spray-canned corporate advertising. Corporate media is no longer considered a sure source of credible reporting.
- RT's ban from media freedom conference shows British irony is alive and well (July 9, 2019)
RT has been banned from a conference on media freedom for reportedly 'spreading disinformation.' They find this accusation and its source an ironic juxtoposition.
- New York Times Admits it Sent Story to Government for Approval (June 25, 2019)
The NY Times' seeking approval for a recent story is part of a history of the mainstream media's collaboration with the US government.
- The Shaving Kit - Manufacturing The Julian Assange Witch-Hunt (June 20, 2019)
A survey of mainstream media coverage of Assange's arrest that makes him an object of ridicule. Much attention is given to the beard he had at the time.
- While the World Watches Trump, Its Missing Whats Really Going On (June 10, 2019)
The superficial antics of Trump and other world leaders are making front page news while investigative reporting on real issues is pushed to the margins.
- Mainstream media loves protests for democracy and freedom... unless they're in US ally Honduras (June 4, 2019)
Anti-government protests in Honduras provide a contrast with coverage of those in Venezuela. People protesting an illegitimately elected president get almost no US mainstream coverage in this case.
- Why the US is Persecuting Assange (June 4, 2019)
Governments don't like it when reporters disclose secrets that impede their preferred narrative. This article draws parallels between Assange and the work of Yemeni reporter Maad al-Zikry.
- Press Freedom is Under Threat in the Land of its Birth (May 29, 2019)
The US was not among the conulates protesting controversial new extradition bill in Hong Kong. They can't with a straight face object to Hong Kong passing an act that endorses extradition for political crimes while Washington is pursuing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
- Press Freedom is Under Threat in the Land of its Birth (May 29, 2019)
The author draws parallels between the US and Hong Kong's treatment of freedom and individual rights.
- The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions (May 29, 2019)
An analysis of why western media has failed to practice any scepticism regarding claims that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons.
- The Evidence We Were Never Meant to See About the Douma Gas Attack (May 27, 2019)
A report that conflicts with claims that two cylinders containing chemicals were dropped from an aircraft was suppressed by the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons. This erodes public trust in the institution and is distressing given the recent history of using dubious existence of deadly weapons to justify wars.
- Russiagate and the Dry Rot in American Journalism (May 24, 2019)
The idea that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election is used by both liberals and the right to maintain the status quo. Comparisons to Hunter S. Thompson show how staid mainstream news has become.
- Assange revolutionized journalism, and the elite will never forgive him (May 14, 2019)
Julian Assange's treatment by governments and mainstream media shows how he is a threat to the former and shames the latter.
- Distorting 'Democracy' in Venezuela Coverage (May 10, 2019)
Round up of some of the many media outlets that call Guaidó's coup attempt in Venezuela a democratic movement and refer to democratically elected president Maduro as a dictator.
- 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 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.
- Journalists Speak Up for Julian Assange (2019)
Journalists and journalistic organizations around the globe, express their grave concern for Julian Assange's wellbeing, for his continued detention and for the draconian espionage charges.
- 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.
- When the BBC did fake news (November 23, 2018)
The BBC recently aired a series on disinformation and fake news which made it seem like a problem reserved for non-British/non-European locales. The author looks at the BBC's role in the 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected government.
- 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.
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