Can Truth Survive Trump? WaPo Fails to Ask How Well Truth Was Doing to Begin With By Dean Baker

16 July 2018 — FAIR

WaPo: Can truth survive this president? An honest investigation.

The Washington Post (7/13/18) fails to examine corporate media’s contribution to declining standards of truth.

Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic for the Washington Post, promised “an honest investigation” of whether truth can survive the Trump administration in the lead article in the paper’s Sunday Outlook section. He delivered considerably less.

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Labour HQ staff spent thousands ‘tricking’ Jeremy Corbyn about Facebook ads in election campaign

16 July 2018 — RT

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Labour HQ staff spent £5,000 on “tricking” Jeremy Corbyn and his team into thinking they were promoting “madcap” policies his own staffers thought were too left wing, a former party official has claimed.

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British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy By Oscar Grenfell

16 July 2018 — WSWS

The London-based Times newspaper reported yesterday that the British and Ecuadorian governments have been holding secret discussions on plans to evict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, where he sought political asylum six years ago.

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Trump Marches Onward and Downward By Prof. James Petras

15 July 2018 — Global Research

Introduction

Journalists, academics, pundits and experts have ignored the complexity of President Trump’s impact on the state of the US Empire.

To properly assess the geopolitical configuration of power, we will consider the military, economic, political and diplomatic advances and setbacks of the Trump regime in Latin America, the European Union and Asia (including the Middle East).

Secondly, we will examine the time frame – the shifting direction of the present configuration of forces.

We will conclude by discussing how the influence and results of foreign policy shape domestic political power.

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FBI Chief Mueller Drops Indictments against Russia Intel Ops. as Deep State Panics Over Trump-Putin Summit By Helen Buyniski

15 July 2018 — Global Research

On the eve of Trump’s historic meeting with Vladimir Putin – with Russia-US relations at their worst since the fall of the USSR – Grand Inquisitor Robert Mueller handed down 12 indictments of Russian military intelligence operatives accused of participating in the 2016 hacks of the DNC, DCC and Clinton presidential campaign. This is it, we’re supposed to think. The proof we’ve all been waiting for – that Russia hacked the election. It’s not quite the holy grail of Collusion, but it’s red meat to the starving faithful. It is now the skeptics’ turn to wipe the egg off our faces.

No?

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