Media Lens: The Filter Bubble – Owen Jones And Con Coughlin

14 November 2018 — Media Lens

There is something dreamlike about the system of mass communication sometimes described as ‘mainstream media’. The self-described ‘rogue journalist’ and ‘guerrilla poet’ Caitlin Johnstone tweeted it well:

‘The Iraq invasion feels kind of like if your dad had stood up at the dinner table, cut off your sister’s head in front of everyone, gone right back to eating and never suffered any consequences, and everyone just kind of forgot about it and carried on life like it never happened.’

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Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn

3 October 2018 — Media Lens

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the 17 years since Media Lens began, it’s that media professionals generally hate being challenged, critiqued or criticised. This fierce antipathetical belligerence underlies the corporate media’s total refusal to mention, far less discuss, a recent damning report on how the corporate media have been misreporting Labour and its supposed ‘problem’ with antisemitism.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 29 December 2011: U.S., Israel Discuss Bombing Iran

29 December 2011 — Information Clearing House

U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran
By Eli Lake
The Obama administration is trying to assure Israel privately that it would strike Iran militarily if Tehran’s nuclear program crosses certain “red lines”

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Are we living in a fool’s paradise? By William Bowles

21 December 2011

Well 2011 has been nothing if not eventful but frankly, in spite of all the #Occupy this and #Occupy that, it’s not been a good year for us progresssives or the planet. The Empire acts with increasing, not decreasing impunity, desperate now to try and keep ahead of events lest events take control of it.

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MSM’s Keep Relentlessly Pounding on Gaddafi’s Libya

28 August 2011 — Waterput

NATO’s conquest of Libya has taught me the enormous strength of those who control the main stream media. Once you have established a certain ‘paradigm’ or perspective on a particular situation, it is easy to let people stick to that by fueling them with exactly those kinds of words that will prolong the existence of that belief system (1).

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Reporting the war in Iraq: Underwhelmed with information, overwhelmed with propaganda By William Bowles

11 January 2004

At the close of 2003, 506 US soldiers had died in Iraq, the deadliest year for the US Army since 1972 when the US lost 640 dead in Vietnam. In the week following the capture of Saddam Hussein the death rate actually to rose to 19 (the average being nine).

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