8 May 2019 — Internationalist 360°
“The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.”
Henry Wallace, New York Times, April 9th 1944.
Journalism has never been free of propaganda. News has always been produced and marketed like any other commodity, satisfying and shaping consumers’ opinions, loyalties and taste. Over the last thirty years, the US elites and their allies have effectively eliminated conventional journalism in favor of propaganda and counter-propaganda serving their relentless war on the majority world. Integral to that war in recent years has been the purposeful manipulation of social media so as to usurp and compromise any remnants of orthodox news reporting.