The Holocaust, the BBC and antisemitism smears

28 January 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Senior BBC news reporter Orla Guerin has found herself in hot water of an increasingly familiar kind. During a report on preparations for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, she made a brief reference to Israel and an even briefer reference to the Palestinians. Her reporting coincided with Israel hosting world leaders last week at Yad Vashem, its Holocaust remembrance centre in Jerusalem.

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Propaganda – Gov’t creates film factory to rewrite Brexit history

20th January 2020 — True Publica

Propaganda - Gov't creates film factory to rewrite Brexit history

By TruePublica Editor: Dan Brown, author of the Da Vinci Code once wrote – “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books – books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”

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Social Media and Social Control: How Silicon Valley Serves the US State Department

25 December, 2019 — Mint Press

Foxes in the henhouse

Facebook isn’t the only Silicon Valley firm with partisan oversight of what we see: the bipartisan billionaire class and their security state have partnered with tech firms since the dawn of the internet to control the parameters of users’ thinking.

2019 – The Year of Manufactured Hysteria

19 December 2019 — Off Guardian

CJ Hopkins

Hysteria

Well, it looks like we’ve somehow managed to survive another year of diabolical Putin-Nazi attacks on democracy.

It was touch-and-go there for a while, especially coming down the home stretch, what with Jeremy Corbyn’s desperate attempt to overthrow the UK government, construct a British version of Auschwitz, and start rounding up and mass-murdering the Jews.

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The revelations about Cambridge Analytica indicate clearly that western governments are subverting democracy

17 December 2019 — Politics and Insights

Written by Kitty S Jones

I wrote an article about Cambridge Analytica, the commodification of voter decision making and the marketisation of democracy, along with previous articles about western government strategies for subverting democracy. I have also extensively criticised governments’ use of ‘behavioural economics‘, and the authoritarian neuroliberal turn more generally.

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The Art of Doublespeak: Bellingcat and Mind Control

12 December 2019 — Global Research

By Edward Curtin

In the 1920s, the influential American intellectual Walter Lippman argued that the average person was incapable of seeing or understanding the world clearly and needed to be guided by experts behind the social curtain.  In a number of books he laid out the theoretical foundations for the practical work of Edward Bernays, who developed “public relations” (aka propaganda) to carry out this task for the ruling elites.  Bernays had honed his skills while working as a propagandist for the United States during World War I, and after the war he set himself up as a public relations counselor in New York City. 

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Journalist Exposes BBC Propaganda in Ukraine, Crimea and Beyond

5 December 2019 — 21st Century Wire

Is the BBC really an “impartial news gathering organisation”?

Independent journalist Graham Phillips gives a brief masterclass here, showing a few examples of blatant propaganda being produced by the BBC. As he points out, their reports are intended to deceive viewers by delivering an overtly anti-Russian, false portrayal of events being reported, normally devoid of any real context outside of the official western government-approved narrative. Watch:
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Unfree Media – State Stenography And Shameful Silence

7 November 2019 — Media Lens

A recent viral clip of Jeremy Corbyn featured vital truths about the corporate media that ought to be at the forefront of public consciousness in the approach to the UK General Election on December 12. The clip began:

‘A free press is essential to our democracy. But much of our press isn’t very free at all.’

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How the media, including the BBC is manipulated by government propaganda

7 November 2019 — True Publica

How the media, including the BBC is manipulated by government propaganda

By Simon Wren-Lewis: While Dominic Cummings is no genius, he does have a good understanding of how the UK media works, and therefore how to manipulate it. There are many ways to do this, but one of the most obvious is to use privileged access in return for uncritical coverage. This is how it works.

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The Media Is Biased Against Jeremy Corbyn – but Does That Even Matter in This Election?

6 November 2019 — Novara Media

On 11 April 1992, Murdoch-owned redtop newspaper The Sun ran with the headline ‘It’s the Sun Wot Won It’, proudly proclaiming to have handed a general election victory to Conservative John Major, to the detriment of ‘evil’ left-winger Neil Kinnock. However, a few years later, scientific research found ‘no support’ for this bullish claim.

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Spooks Turned Spox: US Media Now Filled With Former Intelligence Agents by Tyler Durden

5 October 2019 — Zero Hedge

After years in the shadows overseeing espionage, kill programs, warrantless wiretapping, entrapment, psyops and other covert operations, national security establishment retirees are are turning to a new line of work where they can carry out their imperial duties.

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