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Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing

    Hold the Front Page: The Reporters are Missing

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 and the secret bombing of Cambodia, Parry exposed Iran-Contra, a drugs and…

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Political Revocation of Security Clearances is Only Part of the Story

    Political Revocation of Security Clearances is Only Part of the Story

WASHINGTON — Ex-CIA Director John Brennan, who has been critical of President Trump, has now lost his security clearance. In addition, the White House has identified a number of others who are at risk of losing the security clearance they obtained at their previous positions. The mainstream media is correct to highlight the threat to…

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American Television Audiences Don’t Care for Palestinian Lives – Just Ask the Networks

    American Television Audiences Don’t Care for Palestinian Lives – Just Ask the Networks

On Wednesday, Israel carried out a 24-hour, round-the-clock military assault on Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on earth, killing at least three Palestinians, including a 23-year-old pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter. Images of the young family’s blood splattered home trickled out onto the Internet, but that’s pretty much where much of the media’s reporting of…

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US Mainstream Media is No Friend of the American People

    US Mainstream Media is No Friend of the American People

Over the course of his turbulent presidency, Donald Trump has accused various media companies, with special attention reserved for CNN, as being purveyors of ‘fake news.’ In one early-morning Tweet last year, he slammed the “FAKE NEWS media” as the “enemy of the people.” This week, over 300 US newspapers ran editorials on the same day – an event…

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The Diseased and Lying Condition of America’s Corporate News Media

  The Diseased and Lying Condition of America’s Corporate News Media

Both President Trump and former President Obama are commonly said in America’s ‘news’ media to be or to have been “ceding Syria to Russia” or “ceding Syria to Russia and Iran,” or similar allegations. They imply that ‘we’ own (or have some right to control) Syria. That’s not only a lie; it is a very evil and harmful one, dangerously…

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Why I Support Russia Today (and So Should You)

  Why I Support Russia Today (and So Should You)

In the age of globalization during the last quarter of the 20thcentury, the English language achieved global hegemony as the “lingua franca” for international communication. It is no small coincidence that during this same time, after the end of the Cold War, the US rose as the sole and dominant superpower with stated aims to…

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How the Experts for the People Are Shut out by Mainstream Media

  How the Experts for the People Are Shut out by Mainstream Media

Opinion — Ever wonder how the television, radio and newspaper people select whom they are going to interview or get quotes from when they are reporting the news or producing a feature? I do. What I’ve learned is that they go to guests that are connected with the established powers—such as think tanks in Washington,…

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