In Refusing to Defend Assange, Mainstream Media Reveal Their True Nature

How WikiLeaks opened our eyes to the illusion of freedom: Slavoj Žižek We didn't really learn anything from WikiLeaks we didn't already presume to be true – but it is one thing to know it in general and another to get concrete data. It is a bit like knowing one's sexual partner is playing around. … Continue reading In Refusing to Defend Assange, Mainstream Media Reveal Their True Nature

How to Understand This Russian Hacking Thing

This computer hacking "Whodunnit?" has consumed a great deal of everyone's time over the last two years. It just won't go away. Yet it is not really something for 99.9% of us to verify for ourselves. It's simply above my pay grade to understand the technical issues and terminology involved in computer forensics. I have … Continue reading How to Understand This Russian Hacking Thing

Treason, Impeachment, Emoluments: This is How We Know for Certain We’re Played by the Media

Just because something is unconstitutional does not mean anything is going to be done about it. Furthermore, the mediots on TV and on the Internet news lie to us. These people either are too sloppy to do their jobs or think we're too stupid to notice. No. Trump isn't going to be tried, much less … Continue reading Treason, Impeachment, Emoluments: This is How We Know for Certain We’re Played by the Media

Why Aren’t We Going After the Alt-Right Kochs? The Mercers Rigged the 2016 US Presidential Election (part 3)

Forget Putin and Russia. Gazillionaire recluse Robert Mercer rigged the 2016 US Presidential election through his companies  Cambridge Analytica and Breitbart News. What we see on TV is mostly political theater to distract us from reaching the obvious conclusion: American democracy is a joke. Our elections are rigged. Not by foreigners. All-American rigged. We are given nothing … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Going After the Alt-Right Kochs? The Mercers Rigged the 2016 US Presidential Election (part 3)

New McCarthyism Allows Corporate Media to Tighten Grip & Democrats to Ignore Their Own Failings

Utility of the RussiaGate Conspiracy The election of Donald Trump came as a shock to many (Independent, 11/5/16). To the shock of many, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections, becoming the 45th president of the United States. Not least shocked were corporate media, and the political establishment more generally; the Princeton Election Consortium  confidently predicted … Continue reading New McCarthyism Allows Corporate Media to Tighten Grip & Democrats to Ignore Their Own Failings

FBI Agents: There is No Big There, There

A top FBI agent expressed skepticism about the burgeoning investigation into Trump associates’ ties to Russian electoral meddling, a few months before his texts critical of the president cost him his role in the special counsel’s probe. The agent, Peter Strzok, sent a message to a colleague suggesting he was hesitant to join Special Counsel … Continue reading FBI Agents: There is No Big There, There