One can’t help marveling at the way the “Russian interference” motif has shifted the spotlight off the substance of what Wikileaks revealed about Clinton Foundation and DNC misdeeds onto Trump campaign officials “colluding” with Russians… Read More The Swamp Drains Trump
The best sub-5 minute summary of the mass media machine you’re ever likely to find. … Read More NOAM CHOMSKY – The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
Instead of acknowledging that her Canadian naturalized grandfather was a Nazi propagandist, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (and fierce supporter of Ukrainian nationalism) Chrystia Freeland chose to dissemble and slander journalists who were doing their job… Read More Another Russia ‘Fake News’ Red Herring
The Trump presidency is the ultimate larger-than-life – for many the only – show on earth. It’s open to debate whether the vicious civil war currently in effect between Team Trump and powerful deep state factions enmeshed with the neocon/neoliberalcon galaxy is just shadowplay; or whether this is the real deal underlining the eventual crash and burn of the American Empire.… Read More Total Screen: How Baudrillard Anticipated Trump
The mushing together of “fake news” and what the Times describes as “anti-European Union propaganda” is insidious. The first relates to consciously fabricated stories; the second involves criticism of a political institution, the E.U,, which is viewed by many Europeans as elitist, remote and disdainful of the needs, interests and attitudes of average citizens.… Read More NYT’s Fake News about Fake News
Former FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says there’s a difference between leaking and whistleblowing, and it’s likely that the former took place in the ongoing power struggle between the deep state.… Read More Did the Deep State Facilitate Flynn’s Resignation?
While this crisis in American journalism has grown more severe in recent years, the pattern is not entirely new. It is reflected in how the mainstream media has missed many of the most significant news stories of modern history and has, more often than not, been an obstacle to getting at the truth.… Read More How the NYT Plays with History
By shamelessly tapping in to the deep wells of popular atavism, the elite have managed the extraordinary trick of escaping the wrath their appalling profiteering and extreme levels of wealth should bring.… Read More Trump and the Media: The Ins and Outs of a Complex Relationship
Although the media today is rife with reports of so-called «treasonous» contacts between Donald Trump advisers and officials of the Russian government, the media was not to be found anywhere in October 1980 when the Central Intelligence Agency, working with the Reagan campaign, secretly negotiated an «arms-for-no-hostages» deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime in Iran. … Read More A Foreign Nation Did Interfere in a US Election: in 1980
Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss, as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry, and damaging those behaviors might be.… Read More The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer
If we follow Kissinger’s tracks in recent months we find a highly interesting series of meetings.… Read More Is Trump the Back Door Man for Henry A. Kissinger & Co?