Articles about Mass Media
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Who's Really to Blame for Fake News? Look in the Mirror, America.
Consider for a moment the oxymoronic concept of “fake news,” which we have been hearing so much about lately. This isn’t your typical disinformation or misinformation —...
The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting
The capital's paper of record crashes legacy media on an iceberg
The Washington Post's 'Fake News' Guilt
The "fake news" theme has captivated The Washington Post and the mainstream U.S. media so much that it is stooping to McCarthyistic smears against news outlets that don’t toe...
Smear-Mongering: a Mea Culpa for the Age of Mccarthyism 2.0
OK, I guess I’d better come clean. It seems that I must be a paid agent of the Kremlin. After all, I write for CounterPunch Magazine — for money! I used to write regularly for...
Whose Fake News Gets a Pass? NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls “fake news,” but the Times ignores its own record of publishing “fake news”
Bernie Sanders Could Replace President Trump With Little-Known Loophole
Read this article and then share with your friends.
Deconstructing an Example of Establishment Media Reportage: the Boston Globe Publishes Not-So Subtle Hit Piece on Sanders and Warren
Couched in establishment lingo and perspective, relying upon shallow but credible-seeming misinformation, the Boston Globe reveals itself to be no ally of the people or the...
Julian Assange: Why We Published What We Have on the US Elections
In recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come...
Films for Action: What We Are Here For
It's hard to believe Films For Action has been around now for 10 years. From our early years focusing on local film screenings to our more recent years, focusing on raising...
Donald Trump Is the Mirror and Hillary Clinton Is the Mask
Disclaimer: I do not support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president. I think the scope of the political debate is far too narrow for the kinds of actions that need to...
Mainstream Media Finally Admits Bias
Stop the presses! The mainstream media are acknowledging that they are biased! As Captain Renault would no doubt observe, "I'm shocked--shocked!--to find bias going on in these...
Censoring American War Crimes
After years of hating the iconic photo, Kim Phuc came to embrace it as a powerful tool to teach peace.
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on T.V.
It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights...
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
America Has a Republican Problem - and the Media Is Partly to Blame
Donald Trump is a distraction from the fact that the mainstream media has pretended the GOP is a normal party with values just to the right. Now the country is paying the price.
The Information Carousel to Nowheresville
Have you ever felt like you’re in a wash-rinse-repeat cycle watching the news, not just mainstream but even alternative media? Much of it is just that, in effect, if it doesn’t...
25 Documentaries That Tell the Truth About How Government Really Works
And 6 that show how people are responding.
What Changed?
Suddenly Hillary is deemed to have "clinched" the Democratic nomination, when there has been no real change in the situation.
How to Stay Human
Neoliberalism encourages us to treat every aspect of our lives as if it were on sale in a marketplace: is it an anti-spiritual project?
Occupy Activists Launch 'Battle of New York' to Counter Media Bias about Sanders and Clinton
With its huge media campaign, Operation Battle of New York is taking on corporate establishment
Why Does the US Media Lie so Much?
Either by omission or by commission, the US media actively misinforms the public on crucial issues that matter. The reason they do this is because they legally can. My mentor...
Attention Must Be Paid (Except to Climate Change)
A bombshell dropped the other day. But if nobody heard it explode, did that make it a dud? This is from a news story on Thursday: “We are not saying this is definitely going...
Bernie Sanders Has a Clear Path to Victory -- Provided His Supporters Don't Falter
Here are a few simple facts: Clinton’s strong states are almost all behind her. Sanders has the advantage in the vast majority of those that remain; and in many cases, that...
Media's Coronation of Clinton Belies Sanders' Path Toward Victory
'The pundits might not like it,' Sanders said on Sunday night, 'but the people are making history.'
Washington Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours
In what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM...
Don't Hate Me Because I Constantly Post about Bernie Sanders. The Mainstream Media Won’t; SOMEBODY has to do it!
Yes. I’m one of those people. I’m totally on Team Bernie and so excited to be a part of the political revolution. Since I’ve maintained for at least fifteen years that...
Why I Stopped Reading/Hearing/Watching the News
And why you should too.
The Numbing of the American Mind: Culture as Anesthetic
9/11. It was to have been the end of irony, remember? Superficial celebrity culture was over; a new age of seriousness was upon us. Of course, the way media celebrities focused...
"Me" Culture
We are what we buy at the mall, see at the multiplex, and hear on our iPods. Author Thomas De Zengotita discusses our new "Mediated" life.
Beware: Someone Is Trying to Convince You That Bernie Can't Win
Sanders' message, his campaign, and the resounding support he is receiving nationwide has sent chills through those whose primarily loyalty is to the wealthy donors in mansions...
Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits
It's not good enough to say the money comes from the XYZ Fund for Swell Americans; we need to know the wealthy individuals and corporate interests that are secretly pulling the...
Why Our Conversations About Paris Have Been Broken From the Start
The rush to fit the horrors of Paris into convenient neo-imperial narratives shows a disturbing lack of empathy
After the Paris Attacks: Live News Should Challenge Narratives, Not Desperately Try to Create Them
As the events from Oslo on July 22, 2011 filtered through, TV news producers began to scramble. Many people had been murdered by a gunman, and they needed experts to give...
Study: Corporate Media Refuses to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
New research finds, through their silence, mainstream news outlets are 'legitimating' U.S. military's burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan
Bernie Sanders Has a Secret Weapon, and the Media Elites Just Don't Get It
Americans are a people for whom ideology matters a lot less than speaking plainly and sticking by your beliefs.
6 Reasons Sanders Actually Won the Debate Despite What Pundits Claim
Bernie Sanders crushed the debates by every measurable indicator except one: pundits’ opinion.
Sweden's Feminist Foreign Minister Has Dared to Tell the Truth About Saudi Arabia. What Happens Now Concerns Us All
Margot Wallström’s principled stand deserves wide support. Betrayal seems more likely
Ignoring the Cause of Welfare: Not Laziness but Low Wages
Numerous US media outlets recently uncritically echoed a methodologically flawed report by an anti-immigration organization with ties to white supremacist groups...
What 'The Wall Street Journal' Gets Totally Wrong About Bernie Sanders' Agenda
 The Journal wants to shock and awe voters with big numbers, but Sanders’s proposals would save America big bucks.
The Tao of Bill Hicks: “Chomsky with Dick Jokes”
Mark Kernan argues that the late comedian was a shaman of our times
Not Quite All Things Considered: Why the Mainstream Media Discounts Bernie Sanders
Recently, on All Things Considered—you know, that bastion of liberal media—Mara Liasson, talking about the prospect of Joe Biden running for President said: There are many...
10 Compelling Reasons You Can Never Trust The Mainstream Media
A poll in 2012 showed that trust in the mainstream media is increasing, which should worry all of us who value truth, integrity and press freedom. However, a recently released...
The Feudalism of Facebook: New Pay-to-Play News Feed as Indy Media Killer
The Facebook empire of 1.4 billion users just conquered new territory, unrolling a "partnership" to host articles from some of the most well-known news publications in the...
Facebook's Internet.org Isn't the Internet, It's Facebooknet
This week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Internet.org, its marquee project to “connect two-thirds of the world that don’t have internet access,” is now inviting...
Radical Film-Making and Digital Paradox: the Case of The Fourth Estate
Digital media technologies are full of paradoxes. On one hand they are said to open up new opportunities, a “democratisation” of media, but on the other they are said to...
MSNBC Is Moving "Away From Left-Wing TV" to What?
The executives at MSNBC are doing some shifting around of its network schedule. A source from the network said MSNBC is ditching its left-wing stance. According to the source...
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights...
Watch: Russell Brand's Brilliant Takedown of Toxic Fox News Rant in Wake of Hebdo
"Violence and killing are the consequences of this hateful programming . . . And look who profits." In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Fox News has gone on a hate-spree...
War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New...
Can MSM Handle the Contra-Cocaine Truth?
“Kill the Messenger” tells the tragic tale of journalist Gary Webb who revived the Contra-cocaine scandal in the 1990s and saw his life destroyed by the mainstream media...