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US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

    US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage left by the US in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, we see…

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MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

    MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling

MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb were recently joined by Matt Kennard, a journalist at the Latin American Bureau in London who was previously a reporter for the Financial Times and has written for the Guardian, the New York Times and Mother Jones. The discussion focused first on Kennard’s 2015 book The Racket: A…

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The Media’s Israel-Centric Reporting of the Death Toll in Gaza

    The Media’s Israel-Centric Reporting of the Death Toll in Gaza

With news reports focusing on recent deaths in Israel and Gaza, it’s valuable to enlarge the time period being examined. Israeli soldiers have been shooting Gazan men, women, and children every week for over the past year. Israeli forces have killed approximately 290 Gazans and have injured over 29,000 since Gazans began their weekly Great March…

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Having Admitted to “Lying” and “Cheating” while CIA Director, Pompeo Drops Another Whopper after Failed Venezuelan Coup

    Having Admitted to “Lying” and “Cheating” while CIA Director, Pompeo Drops Another Whopper after Failed Venezuelan Coup

WASHINGTON — Just a week after the former CIA director and now secretary of state admitted that the agency prior to and under his direction “lied,” “cheated” and “stole,” Mike Pompeo has delivered another claim that, despite his recent admission of dishonesty, has been regurgitated with little scrutiny by a variety of media outlets. In…

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The Media’s 7 Years of Lies about Julian Assange Won’t Stop Now

  The Media’s 7 Years of Lies about Julian Assange Won’t Stop Now

For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange’s extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations. For…

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Lee Camp Weighs in on Mueller Report, Self-Defeating Media, and “Dingle Sticks”

  Lee Camp Weighs in on Mueller Report, Self-Defeating Media, and “Dingle Sticks”

Opinion — Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his extensive 300-plus-page report on whether or not the Trump team colluded with Russia and/or obstructed justice with no new charges against President Donald Trump’s associates. The Trump team did not immediately react to the report and stayed quiet on Twitter, which he uses quite often. Political comedian…

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How the Media Paved the Way for Corbyn Target Practice

  How the Media Paved the Way for Corbyn Target Practice

It is time to stop believing these infantile narratives the political and media establishment have crafted for us. Like the one in which they tell us they care deeply about the state of British political life, that they lie awake at night worrying about the threat posed by populism to our democratic institutions. How do…

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After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid” Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

  After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid” Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Voters” (3/17/19). As the title not-so-subtly suggests, Casey claimed to present bombshell revelations…

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There Will Be No Repercussions for the Media’s RussiaGate Conspiracy Theorists

  There Will Be No Repercussions for the Media’s RussiaGate Conspiracy Theorists

WASHINGTON – Friday marked the end of months of speculation, as Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller delivered his report into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election to the attorney general. The headline conclusion of Mueller’s report was reported far and wide: there would be no new indictments for collusion. As the…

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Bad News for The News: The Fox-Disney Merger Again Shortens the Media Menu

  Bad News for The News: The Fox-Disney Merger Again Shortens the Media Menu

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — The long-rumored Fox-Disney merger was made official Wednesday, as Disney closed on its purchase of much of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. The $73.1 dollar “merger” – more accurately described as an acquisition – continues a worrying trend of media consolidation and gives Disney control and ownership over a historic 35 to 40 percent of…

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