Still Manufacturing Consent: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

19 June 2019 — FAIR

by Alan MacLeod

Alan MacLeod interviewed Noam Chomsky via Skype on March 13, 2018, for MacLeod’s new book Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. They discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with Edward Herman) Manufacturing Consent, the role of that book’s “propaganda model” today, Google and Facebook, Donald Trump and Russia, fake news and Syria. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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False Flags: The Process of “False Flagging” the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood By Larry Chin

18 June 2019 — Global Research

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This article was first published by GR in December 2014

Almost all wars begin with false flag operations.

The coming conflicts in North Korea and Russia are no exception.

Mass public hysteria is being manufactured to justify aggression against Moscow and Pyongyang, in retaliation for acts attributed to the North Korean and Russian governments, but orchestrated and carried out by the CIA and the Pentagon.
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Narrative Management = Reality Management  by Caitlin Johnstone

17 June 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

The Grayzone‘s Max Blumenthal has published the first part of an investigative series on how so-called non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are being used to manipulate the narrative about what’s going on in Syria by posing as impartial investigative bodies and circulating pro-imperialist disinformation to the western political/media class as objective fact. Part one is titled “Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor“, and it documents a mountain of evidence that one of these “NGOs” is in fact very much state-funded and highly biased in favor of anti-Assad forces, yet still gets cited as an independent source by western mass media outlets in a way that just so happens to help make the case for western interventionism in Syria.

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Syria and War Propaganda: Robert Stuart vs the BBC

7 June 2019 — 21st Century Wire

The Living Dead: Still image from the BBC’s unbelievable ‘napalm attack’ scene in Panorama’s controversial documentary, “Saving Syria’s Children.”

By Susan Dirgham and Rick SterlingIt’s a David vs Goliath story. A former local newspaper reporter, Robert Stuart, is taking on the British Broadcasting Corporation. Stuart believes that a sensational video story about an alleged atrocity in Syria “was largely, if not entirely, staged.”  The BBC would like it all to just go away. But like David, Stuart will not back down or let it go.

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Inside Israel’s million dollar troll army By Asa Winstanley

12 June 2019 — Electronic Intifada

People in a room sit at computers with an Israeli flag on the wall

Act.IL’s Israeli headquaters in Herzliya. (Act.IL/Facebook)

A global influence campaign funded by the Israeli government had a $1.1 million budget last year, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows.

Act.IL says it has offices in three countries and an online army of more than 15,000.

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Washington’s “Tiananmen” Lies Begin to Fray

9 June 2019 — Land Destroyer

(Joseph Thomas – NEO) – Washington and its allies across the Western World have been particularly eager in observing this year’s anniversary of their version of the 1989 Tiananmen protests.

It has become an opportunity to add political pressure atop economic pressure already being exerted on Beijing by Washington in its bid to encircle and contain China’s rise.

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Thirty-Two Tips For Navigating A Society That Is Full Of Propaganda And Manipulation by Caitlin Johnstone

3 June 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

For as long as there has been human language, humans have been using it to manipulate one another. The fact that it is possible to skillfully weave a collection of symbolic mouth noises together in such a way as to extract favors, concessions, votes and consent from other humans has made manipulation so common that it now pervades our society from top to bottom, from personal relationships between two people to international relationships between government agencies and the public.

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One Man’s Quest to Expose a Fake BBC Video about Syria

3. June 2019 — True Publica

One Man's Quest to Expose a Fake BBC Video about Syria
By Susan Dirgham and Rick Sterling: It’s a David vs Goliath story. A former local newspaper reporter, Robert Stuart, is taking on the British Broadcasting Corporation. Stuart believes that a sensational video story about an alleged atrocity in Syria “was largely, if not entirely, staged.”  The BBC would like it all to just go away. But like David, Stuart will not back down or let it go.  It has been proposed that the BBC could settle the issue by releasing the raw footage from the event, but they refuse to do this. Why?

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The West: Full Spectrum Dementia By Stephen Sefton

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.

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