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MSNBC Anchor Declares it the Media’s Job to ‘Control Exactly What People Think’

MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski boldly declared that it’s the media’s job to “control exactly what people think” during an on-air discussion about President Donald Trump. Brzezinski made the flippant remark while responding to a comment from her co-host Joe Scarborough during a panel discussion on ‘Morning Joe’ about Trump’s efforts to “undermine the media.” The … Continue reading MSNBC Anchor Declares it the Media’s Job to ‘Control Exactly What People Think’

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Will Andrew Jackson Trump Embody the Bannon Doctrine?

Amidst the deep recesses of Trumpology – the new discipline crammed with “experts” trying to decode the new American presidency – it has become fashionable to deride Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon as a Jurassic Park-style sociopathic swamp creature, a “quasi-fascist” comparable to Islamofascists. (Even though Bannon only metaphorically qualifies as a head-chopper.) Dismissing Bannon … Continue reading Will Andrew Jackson Trump Embody the Bannon Doctrine?

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Trump vs Corporate Media: Who Takes Down Who

It goes without saying that one of the most important aspects of modern political life is the media that has often been referred to as a fourth branch of government. For some time now, people have turned to corporate newspapers and magazines to inform themselves. Today, those traditional sources are joined by the alternative electronic … Continue reading Trump vs Corporate Media: Who Takes Down Who

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Nobody Likes Trump Anyway

I noticed a very interesting trend in recent days. Kenneth “Russians bombed the last hospital in Aleppo” Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch: https://twitter.com/KenRoth/status/823087082356834304 Julia “people who disagree with me are cattle” Ioffe, professional Soviet refugee and Ivanka Trump’s secret admirer: https://twitter.com/juliaioffe/status/823266710669107200 The New York Times: https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/822548522633400321 It’s like they’re all working from the … Continue reading Nobody Likes Trump Anyway

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Watching Major Media Commit Suicide: Notes on the End of the News Business as We Know it

It’s personal. This article goes to many places. I think you’ll find a place that works for you. I’ve been investigating and reporting on deep medical fraud for 29 years. I’ve been around the block a few hundred times. I’ve spoken with scientists who work for the government and universities, and the media operatives who … Continue reading Watching Major Media Commit Suicide: Notes on the End of the News Business as We Know it

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SYRIA: Consign “Barrel Bombs” to the Propaganda Graveyard

“Every time one of these barrels strikes, it is the seismological equivalent of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, and it happens around 50 times a day.  (In Syria)You can’t dial 911. You can’t dial the fire service. You can’t call the local police department. They don’t exist.” ~ James Le Mesurier, British ex-military trainer of the … Continue reading SYRIA: Consign “Barrel Bombs” to the Propaganda Graveyard

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Would Buzzfeed Have Published the Martin Luther King Sex Tape?

Kompromat--the term for the acquistion and exploitation of compromising material, often of an embarrassing sexual nature--is very much in the news today, thanks to the allegation that Russian security services have dirt on Donald Trump and are blackmailing him to follow Kremlin policies. On Martin Luther King Day, we can remember a great American--and one … Continue reading Would Buzzfeed Have Published the Martin Luther King Sex Tape?

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Fake News: The Latest Weapon in Information Space

The ability for technology and innovations to transform global economics and geopolitics is often underestimated, even sidelined in retrospect. However, from the technological achievements that gave the British Empire mastery over the seas, to the industrial revolution that eventually disrupted and unraveled the empire’s carefully constructed global system of mercantilism, the march of technological progress … Continue reading Fake News: The Latest Weapon in Information Space