Wicked Leaks – Part 2: How The Media Quarantined Evidence On BP And Cancer In Iraq

Friday, 28 October 2022 — Media Lens

In Part 1, we described how state-corporate media non-reporting of evidence relating to the sabotage of the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines on September 26 was an example of how the truth on key issues is increasingly being quarantined from public awareness by ‘mainstream’ media.

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Over The Rainbow – Disneyfied News and The ‘Unprovoked’ Invasion of Ukraine

Friday, 30 September 2022 —Media Lens


Last February, Emily Maitlis left her role as presenter of the BBC’s Newsnight programme to join rival media group Global. In a recent speech, Maitlis made a surprising reference to Theresa May’s former communications director Sir Robbie Gibb:

‘Put this in the context of the BBC board, where another active agent of the Conservative Party – former Downing Street spin doctor and former adviser to BBC rival GB News – now sits, acting as the arbiter of BBC impartiality.’

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Emily Maitlis is right about BBC bias – but for the wrong reasons

Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — Jonathan Cook

Journalists aren’t too deferential and timid, as the ex-Newsnight presenter claims. They are only too ready to bare their teeth when it serves establishment interests

Jonathan Cook

Middle East Eye – 6 September 2022

It took no great powers of prognostication for Emily Maitlis to predict in her recent MacTaggart lecture to the Edinburgh Television Festival that critical comments about her former employer, the BBC, would plunge her into controversy. Maybe that was the point.

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BBC assault on antiwar academics was apparent product of UK intel plot

Sunday, 21 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Leaked emails expose the fingerprints of UK intelligence all over a factually challenged BBC special that aimed to deprive antiwar academics of their jobs and destroy their reputations.

On May 31, BBC Radio initiated an embarrassing imbroglio when it broadcast a factually challenged, overtly propagandistic documentary special called Ukraine: The Disinformation War.

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Open Letter to the BBC: Every Article is a Lie to Attack Nicaragua

Thursday, 30 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Nan McCurdy

Migration is up from all of Central America and Mexico since Covid. [Source: bbc.com]

The June 23 BBC article by Bernd Debusmann, “US Immigration: They’d rather die than return to Nicaragua,” confirms that the corporate media consistently make every article an attack on its Sandinista Government.

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SouthFront

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 — SCO

Declan Hayes

Though MI5 and CIA disinformation is a tiresome distraction to NATO’s killing fields of Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, it must be confronted to help the young volunteers of Crimea, Yemen and Syria save lives.

BBC World’s Disinformation Team latest piece of disinformation from NATO’s Ukrainian front is that a group of young Crimeans operate a “company, whose name translates as Southern Front, [which] makes and distributes pro-Vladimir Putin propaganda across YouTube, social media app Telegram, and through a website that targets areas newly under Russian control”.

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Paul Mason’s covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 — The Grayzone

Leaked emails reveal British journalist Paul Mason plotting with an intel contractor to destroy The Grayzone through “relentless deplatforming” and a “full nuclear legal” attack. The scheme is part of a wider planned assault on the UK left.

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Stella Assange BBC Interview: “I will keep fighting until Julian is free.”

Thursday, 26 May 2022 — The Assange Defense Committee

We just wanted to share Stella’s amazing appearance on BBC HARDtalk. In a wide-ranging interview that touched on Stella and Julian’s relationship, the U.S. allegations, and other topics, Stella spoke powerfully about what’s at stake and how she plans to keep fighting.

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The Notorious London Spy School Churning Out Many of the World’s Top Journalists

4 June 2021 — MintPress News

    An unhealthy respect for authority

The fact that the very department that trains high state officials and agents of secretive three letter agencies is also the place that produces many of the journalists we rely on to stand up to those officials and keep them in check is seriously problematic.

by Alan Macleod

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‘The Savage Punishment Of Gaza’: Israel’s Latest Assault On Palestine’s Open Prison

25 May 2021 — Origin: Media Lens

Recent media coverage of Israel and Palestine, not least by BBC News, has been full of the usual deceptive propaganda tropes: Israel is ‘responding’ or ‘reacting’ to Palestinian ‘provocation’ and ‘escalation’; Palestinian rockets ‘killed’ Israelis, but Palestinians ‘have died’ from unnamed causes; Israel has ‘armed forces’ and ‘security forces’, but Hamas has ‘militants’. And, as ever, Palestinians were killed in far greater numbers than Israelis. At least 248 Palestinians were killed by Israeli bombardment in Gaza, including 66 children. Palestinian rocket fire killed 12 in Israel, including one child.

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Geopolitical Projection: US Claims China is an “Aggressor”

14 May 2021 — Land Destroyer

(Brian Berletic – NEO) – US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has, in a 60 Minutes interview, accused China of acting “repressively at home and more aggressively abroad,” emphasizing it as a “fact.”

He repeated unfounded claims that “1 million” Uyghurs are being interned in facilities in China’s western region of Xinjiang and referred to it as “genocide.”

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Media Reform Coalition Our Upcoming Events

11 May 2021 — Media Reform Coalition

We are running two events this week – have you got your ticket yet?

These events are part of the MRC’s The BBC and Beyond: Reimagining Public Media campaign, trying to reimagine what public media can be in the digital age. Later this year we will be creating a “Manifesto for a People’s Media”, with ideas for re-envisaging the BBC, Channel 4, and democratically-run independent media. If you have any ideas to contribute to our Manifesto, please tell us on the BBC and Beyond website!

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Internal emails reveal that the Dutch government suppressed White Helmets’ financial fraud – what else are they hiding?

10 May, 2021 — RT

Internal emails reveal that the Dutch government suppressed White Helmets’ financial fraud – what else are they hiding?Members of Syria’s Civil Defence service (White Helmets) look for wounded people in the rubble after a reported explosion in a depot close to a camp for the internally displaced near al-Fua, in the country’s northwestern Idlib province, on May 3, 2021. © AFP / Omar HAJ KADOUR

By Kit Klarenberg, an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions. Follow him on Twitter @KitKlarenberg

The epic establishment clean-up operation launched in the wake of James Le Mesurier’s apparent suicide was effective in the short term, but determined digging by critical journalists means the scandal definitely isn’t over yet.

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