Don’t Laugh : It’s Giving Putin What He Wants

by Caitlin Johnstone Dec 15, 2018 The BBC published an article titled “How Putin’s Russia turned humour into a weapon” about the Kremlin’s latest addition to its horrifying deadly hybrid warfare arsenal: comedy. The article is authored by Olga Robinson, whom the BBC, unhindered by any trace of self-awareness, has titled “Senior Journalist (Disinformation)”. Robinson demonstrates … Continue reading Don’t Laugh : It’s Giving Putin What He Wants

The Pentagon Steadfastly Stonewalls Against Making Its Budget Auditable

Janine Jackson interviews Dave Lindorff on Pentagon budget fraud FAIR Dec 14, 2018 CounterSpin audio MP3 Link   This is a lightly edited transcript: Janine Jackson: For those of us who remember the $640 toilet seat, the unbelievable absurdity of Pentagon spending has long been—while unbelievably absurd—taken for granted: The Department of Defense spends billions and … Continue reading The Pentagon Steadfastly Stonewalls Against Making Its Budget Auditable

Don’t Let Russiagate Warp Your Mind

Despite the media hoopla, Mueller’s latest filings do not bring us any closer to proving the long-sought Trump-Russia conspiracy. by Aaron Maté Nation Dec 14, 2018 Over the course of the Russia investigation, the procession of key associates “flipping” on Donald Trump raised expectations that special counsel Robert Mueller would turn up proof of collusion. In just … Continue reading Don’t Let Russiagate Warp Your Mind

Do the Media Have It Out for Elizabeth Warren?

Sit back and watch how 2020 narratives “shift” after questions are “raised” by the very people writing stories about “raising questions.” by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Dec 14, 2018 The headline in the New York Times reads: “Sanders and Warren Meet and Agree: They Both Are Probably Running.” At first, the story about Senators Elizabeth … Continue reading Do the Media Have It Out for Elizabeth Warren?

America’s Stolen Narrative

by Robert Parry Consortium News It seems that since I arrived in Washington in 1977 as a correspondent for The Associated Press, the nastiness of American democracy and journalism has gone from bad to worse. In some ways, the Republicans escalated the vicious propaganda warfare following Watergate, refusing to accept that Richard Nixon was guilty … Continue reading America’s Stolen Narrative

Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

by MediaLens Dec 6, 2018 When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But in his forthcoming book, '33 Myths of the System', Darren Allen invites us to imagine a prison with walls made entirely of vacuous guff: 'Censorship is … Continue reading Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

‘They don’t care’: Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists cut ties

Journalists paid to help fix Facebook’s fake news problem say they have lost trust in the platform. by Sam Levin Guardian Dec 13, 2018 Brooke Binkowski is the former managing editor of Snopes, a fact-checking site that has partnered with Facebook for two years. Photograph: Dan Tuffs for the Guardian Journalists working as fact-checkers for Facebook … Continue reading ‘They don’t care’: Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists cut ties