How American Mass Media Poisons Us with Hate

Chris Hedges interviews Matt Taibbi  Truthdig edited by O Society June 11, 2019 https://youtu.be/8_vla4l-AX8 In the latest episode of "On Contact," host and Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges sits down with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone for a two-part series on American media, which Hedges calls a "purveyor of hate." They explore the ways in which Fox … Continue reading How American Mass Media Poisons Us with Hate

How Many Times Do I Have to Explain This?

How Many Damn Fucking Times Do I Have to Explain This? by Arthur Sibler Once Upon a Time... edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Please give your serious consideration to my profoundly upsetting personal dilemma. I am basically a serene, tranquil soul, trying my utmost best to navigate successfully (and serenely, and tranquilly) through … Continue reading How Many Times Do I Have to Explain This?

The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awarenesses

Read the book free or download it here The Propaganda Model Today Filtering Perception and Awareness Joan Pedro-Carañana , Daniel Broudy , Jeffery Klaehn (eds.) Part of the Critical, Digital and Social Media Studies series.  Read Book While the individual elements of the propaganda system (or filters) identified by the Propaganda Model (PM) – ownership, advertising, sources, flak, and anti-communism – are the … Continue reading The Propaganda Model Today: Filtering Perception and Awarenesses

Manufacturing Consent revisited

A Listening Post special marking 30 years since the publication of Manufacturing Consent and its relevance today. Al Jazeera Dec 22, 2018 https://youtu.be/pf-tQYcZGM4 There is an exquisite and oft-quoted moment in an interview between BBC journalist Andrew Marr and Noam Chomsky in which Marr asks: "How can you know that I'm self-censoring?". "I'm not saying … Continue reading Manufacturing Consent revisited

Journalist Bites the Bullet on Russian Roulette

I for one welcome the mea culpa of Michael Isikoff and other media figures. Most Americans say they have lost trust in the media.. Without a reality reckoning, this relationship surely won’t improve to respectability. For example, not long ago, many of our family and friends were waiting for Bob Woodward’s book on Russiagate to … Continue reading Journalist Bites the Bullet on Russian Roulette

Manufacturing Truth

by CJ Hopkins Consent Factory December 3, 2018 If you’re one of the millions of human beings who, despite a preponderance of evidence to the contrary, still believe there is such a thing as “the truth,” you might not want to read this essay. Seriously, it can be extremely upsetting when you discover that there is … Continue reading Manufacturing Truth

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions

by ERIC ZUESSE Strategic Culture Dec 8, 2018 On November 29th, Gallup headlined “Democrats Lead Surge in Belief U.S. Should Be World Leader” and reported that “Three-fourths (75%) of Americans today think the United States has ‘a special responsibility to be the leading nation in world affairs,’ up from 66% in 2010. The surge is driven by … Continue reading How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions