8 May 2013 — Media Lens
Last August, Barack Obama told reporters at the White House:
‘We have been very clear to the Assad regime… that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilised.
‘That would change my calculus; that would change my equation.’
23 April 2013 – The Electronic Intifada
Israel’s occupation is airbrushed from the BBC’s coverage.
The American poet T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” The phrase springs to mind in April 2013, the month that a new director-general took up his post at the BBC and, within two weeks, had installed a line-up of hardline Zionists at the top of the world’s largest publicly-funded news organization.
23 April 2013 — Media Lens
An Appeal For Your Support From Media Lens
In a media alert earlier this year, we described our under-resourced challenges of the corporate media as ‘jousting with toothpicks’. Although the analogy was light-hearted, the work of Media Lens is serious and would not be possible without your support.
24 March, 2013 — Land Destroyer
The Western media monopolies, the same media houses that willfully and repeatedly toldlies regarding “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq to help sell the corporate-financier engineered invasion and occupation of the Middle Eastern nation for a decade, have been very busy since. They helped sell NATO and its corporate-financier backers’ war of aggression and subjugation against Libya, and has been attempting to sell a repeat of the atrocities committed in North Africa, this time in Syria.
24 March 2013 — Land Destroyer
013 (LD) – For the US, UK, France, and its regional partners including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, nothing would have suited their interests more than if the recent chemical attack reported in Aleppo Syria turned out to be (or could have been portrayed as being) the work of the Syrian government, or even “loose” weapons that had fallen into the hands of Al Qaeda terrorists the West both arms and condemns simultaneously.
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26 March 2013 — Media Lens
Global Warming, Propaganda-Journalism And The Definition Of Insanity
The systematic propaganda of the corporate media – its deep-rooted antipathy towards upholding proper journalistic standards in the public interest – extends to its coverage of human-induced climate change. The Independent recently delivered a masterpiece of headline obfuscation with: ‘World cools on global warming as green fatigue sets in.’
22 March 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 788
For Those to Whom the World Does Not Belong
(Terminology: ‘property,’ does not mean that someone owns a pair of trousers, a car, a dildo or a frozen pizza. Property is meant only in the politically relevant sense of the word, where I have something at my disposal that compels others to bend over, to be pushed around, or to buck and bow, so that I can live as I do. If I own land, houses or apartments where someone wants to live or cultivate land, then they must surrender a portion of their wages, salary or something similar to me. If I own capital, I let it work for me; that is to say, I appropriate the labour of others for myself. Whoever does not like the use of such language should take it up with Karl Marx; he’s resting in peace and has time for such trifles.) Continue reading this...
10 March 2013 – Mediachannel.org
As nearly all of you know, yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War Crime. In the service of memory, we have uploaded my film, WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception, in its entirety, to the Mediachannel.org website. Perhaps some of you will open the New York Times this morning to a Michael Gordon byline and then remember how slavishly he and Judith Miller amplified the propaganda that helped lead our country to war in those very same pages. Others may have forgotten that disgraceful twosome and their culpable brethren, whether by choice stemming from the shame of our continued collective inability to extract even a modicum of justice for the victims of that crime, or simply through the limited capacity of the human mind to retain information. Should you desire, a documentary that I’m very proud of awaits to walk you down a very tragic memory lane.
18 February 2013 – Land Destroyer
15 February 2013 — FAIR Blog
In the run up to the Iraq War, the New York Times (9/8/02) famously reported on an Iraqi scheme to procure special aluminum tubes that could only have one purpose: Iraq’s secret nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein was attempting to “buy thousands of specially designed aluminum tubes,” and the “diameter, thickness and other technical specifications of the aluminum tubes had persuaded American intelligence experts that they were meant for Iraq’s nuclear program.” The claims were false–Iraq, as it turned out, had no nuclear program–but still hugely influential. Continue reading this...
Who’s Faking It? Pentagon “Cyber-Warriors” Planting “False Information on Facebook” By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
26 January, 2013 – Global Research
On November 22, 2012, the Los Angeles Times published an alarming piece of news entitled “Cyber Corps program trains spies for the digital age”. The “cyber-warriors” who are headed for organizations such as the CIA, NSC, FBI, the Pentagon and so on, are trained to stalk, “rifle through trash, sneak a tracking device on cars and plant false information on Facebook [emphasis added]. They also are taught to write computer viruses, hack digital networks, crack passwords, plant listening devices and mine data from broken cellphones and flash drives.” Continue reading this...
2 January 2012 – Information Clearing House
“This is a film about psychological warfare. A specific type of warfare designed to distract, misinform, and anesthetize the brain.”
“Public relations and propaganda are interchangeable and it is the massive public relations industry, that is designed to alter perceptions, reshape reality and manufacture consent.” Continue reading this...