Media Use Attack on Mosque to Smear Mosque

19 June 2017 — FAIR

Daily Mail: "Hate Cleric" headline

The Daily Mail‘s original headline on the attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque described it as “hate cleric Abu Hamza’s former mosque”–despite its having an entirely different leadership in place for the past 12 years.

CNN, the New York Times, Daily Mail and News.com.au all decided to use last night’s horrific attack on London’s Finsbury Park Mosque welfare center as a chance to litigate the mosque’s past behavior.

A 48-year-old white man rammed his van into a crowd of people outside an Islamic welfare center associated with the Finsbury Park Mosque, killing one and injuring up to ten. Immediately, the “context” trolls at major corporate media decided to jump in and began digging up dirt on the victims’ place of worship.

The most egregious example stateside, CNN (6/19/17) dedicated almost 30 percent of its article on the attack to dumping on the Finsbury Mosque, bringing in their resident “terror expert” Peter Bergen to paint a portrait of an Al Qaeda breeding ground: Continue reading

Dangerous Crossroads. A War on Syria, Prelude to a World War III Scenario? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

31 August 2013 — Global Research

Note: The Global Research website at globalresearch.ca as well as our French language site mondialisation.ca  have experienced technical difficulties in the course of the last few days.

The site became inaccessible. Several important articles were no longer available.  An earlier version of this article was posted on August 29, prior to the difficulties experienced by Global Research.  The original version of this article is no longer accessible. GR Editor, M. Ch.*

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Video: Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance?

5 August 2013 — Democracy Now!

The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of a possible militant threat. On Sunday, Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the decision to close the embassies was based on information collected by the National Security Agency. “If we did not have these programs, we simply would not be able to listen in on the bad guys,” Chambliss said, in a direct reference to increasing debate over widespread spying of all Americans revealed by Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian. (inc. transcript)

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Deleted Daily Mail Online Article: “US Backed Plan for Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria to Be Blamed on Assad”

15 June 2013 — truthnewsinternational1

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On January 29, 2013, Britain’s most popular Daily Newspaper, in its online version Dailymail.co.uk published an article titled: ‘U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’

A few days later they pulled the article.

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Media Lens: Heading For A Different Planet By David Cromwell

26 March 2013 — Media Lens

Global Warming, Propaganda-Journalism And The Definition Of Insanity

The systematic propaganda of the corporate media – its deep-rooted antipathy towards upholding proper journalistic standards in the public interest – extends to its coverage of human-induced climate change. The Independent recently delivered a masterpiece of headline obfuscation with: ‘World cools on global warming as green fatigue sets in.’

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As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC’s historical role is vital By John Pilger

22 November 2012 — John Pilger

In Peter Watkins’ remarkable BBC film, The War Game, which foresaw the aftermath of an attack on London with a one-megaton nuclear bomb, the narrator says: “On almost the entire subject of thermo-clear weapons, there is now practically total silence in the press, official publications and on TV. Is there hope to be found in this silence?”

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As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC's historical role is vital By John Pilger

22 November 2012 — John Pilger

In Peter Watkins’ remarkable BBC film, The War Game, which foresaw the aftermath of an attack on London with a one-megaton nuclear bomb, the narrator says: “On almost the entire subject of thermo-clear weapons, there is now practically total silence in the press, official publications and on TV. Is there hope to be found in this silence?”

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