It’s very hard to change people’s minds, especially when so many are already committed partisans. By Brendan Nyhan New York Times How easy is it to change people’s votes in an election? The answer, a growing number of studies conclude, is that most forms of political persuasion seem to have little effect at all. This conclusion may … Continue reading Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown
Why is Trump a Threat? How is He Any Different? by O Society on September 23, 2018 This morning, a wonderful question was asked by a person called Anastasia over on ConsortiumNews: "Why do they consider Trump such a threat since he IS truly doing everything that the deep-staters and the neo-cons want and is doing … Continue reading Why is Trump a Threat?
NYTimes Admits Its "Mountain of Evidence" For Russian Collusion Is Smaller Than A Molehill - Moon of Alabama The New York Times spends 10,000 words in some 199 paragraphs on the alleged 'Russian subversion' of the U.S. election here: The Plot to Subvert an Election - Unraveling the Russia Story So Far "For two years, … Continue reading The Plot to Subvert an Election Narrative
Hold the Front Page by John Pilger Media Lens Sept 20, 2018 The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was "a trailblazer for independent journalism," wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common. Hersh revealed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam … Continue reading The Reporters are Missing
Edward Bernays and the birth of public relations Richard Gunderman “The most interesting man in the world.” “Reach out and touch someone.” “Finger-lickin’ good.” Such advertising slogans have become fixtures of American culture, and each year millions now tune into the Super Bowl as much for the ads as for the football. While no single person … Continue reading The Manipulation of the American Mind
George W. Bush is not the worst living American, but only because former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger still lives. Bush was the worst president since James Buchanan. He presided over eight years of ceaseless disaster. We are still fighting his wars, which have, by conservative estimates, killed hundreds of thousands, and by others, a … Continue reading The Liberal Rehabilitation of George W Bush Is Complete
INSIDE NYARLATHOTEP’S DEATH CULT Nyarlathotep is now facing one of the greatest threats in Its presidency so far. I should know, I clock in to kneel at Its feet upon the Altar of Despair every day. ANDREW PAUL SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 In the year-and-a-half since the Black Pharaoh replaced the Oval Office with a literal blood … Continue reading I Am Part Of The Resistance