The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society March 27, 2019 “Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy,” reads the front page headline of Sunday’s New York Times. Bit by bit, mainstream American consciousness is slowly coming to terms with the death of the thrilling conspiracy theory that the highest levels of the US government had been infiltrated by the Kremlin, … Continue reading The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate

It’s Time to End the Myth: Black Voters Do Like Bernie Sanders

by Symone Sanders Marmalade edited by O Society Mar 11, 2019 The saddest part of racism is how it is used by blacks in the comfortable classes to silence the voices of blacks in the lower classes. Allegations of racism thrown at Sanders didn’t just dismiss white Bernie Bros but throws the entire cross-racial support under the bus. … Continue reading It’s Time to End the Myth: Black Voters Do Like Bernie Sanders

How The Establishment Smear Corbyn, Gabbard, Omar, Assange, And Other Dissenters

https://youtu.be/mUuK6hDakW4 Why collective narcissists are so politically volatile   by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch edited by O Society Mar 8, 2019 Establishment smear campaigns serve an important and politically strategic purpose. Their aim is to delegitimize social movements not by countering the ideas behind these movements-which are often very popular in themselves-but by destroying the reputations … Continue reading How The Establishment Smear Corbyn, Gabbard, Omar, Assange, And Other Dissenters

The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

by John Pilger Consortium News Feb 22, 2019 Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humor in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. “What … Continue reading The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

How To Understand The Difference Between Fact And Narrative

by Cailin Johnstone Feb 4, 2019 A politician can run a flawless campaign, say all the right things from a place of authenticity, hold wildly popular positions and an impeccable public record, but if they say things which upset the powerful, the narrative can be reshaped to paint them as crazy, incompetent, unelectable, treasonous, or … Continue reading How To Understand The Difference Between Fact And Narrative

Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story (1)

by Glenn Greenwald  Intercept Jan 20, 2019 BUZZFEED WAS ONCE notorious for traffic-generating “listicles”, but has since become an impressive outlet for deep investigative journalism under editor-in-chief Ben Smith. That outlet was prominently in the news this week thanks to its “bombshell” story about President Trump and Michael Cohen: a story that, like so many others of its kind, … Continue reading Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story (1)

How a Neoconservative “Fact Checker” Called NewsGuard is Set to Insert Itself into Everything

As Newsguard’s project advances, it may soon become impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. by Whitney Webb MintPress News Jan 11, 2019 Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie … Continue reading How a Neoconservative “Fact Checker” Called NewsGuard is Set to Insert Itself into Everything