Media Articles from 2019
Covert British Military-Smear Machine Moving into US
By Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames
Posted January 31, 2019
A bombshell domestic spy scandal has been unfolding in Britain, after hacked internal communications exposed a covert U.K. state military-intelligence psychological warfare operation targeting its own citizens and political figures in allied NATO countries under the cover of fighting “Russian disinformation.”
A newly released Integrity Initiative document reveals that the outfit plans an aggressive expansion across the U.S. These smear campaigns and many more surreptitiously orchestrated by the Integrity Initiative offer a disturbing preview of the reactionary politics it plans to inject into an already toxic American political environment. More…
The covert spy agencies are targeting public opinion and have already been successful in launching wars based on false information. Prime examples are the Iraq war and the non-existent weapons of mass destruction, and the Syrian war with the false flag that Assad used chemical weapons against his own people.
What would be the consequences of more foreign and domestic agency disinformation, manipulation, and propaganda on Russia’s threat to “our” system. Is this laying the groundwork towards a future war and who benefits from this?
A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story
by Paul Craig Roberts
Posted January 29, 2019
Conspiracy Theorists” are now a majority. A 2016 study from Chapman University in California, found more than half of the American people believe the government is concealing information about the 9/11 attacks. This is in part because, large sections of the official US government report were redacted for years – and is still missing to this day.
The media has NEVER EXAMINED the evidence or explained the analysis provided by scientists, architects, engineers, pilots, and the first responders who experienced the explosions of the World Trade Center twin towers. The media has never asked for the release of the multiple videos that recorded whatever struck the Pentagon. The media has never investigated whether cell phones worked in 2001 from the altitudes at which the official story claims calls were made. More…
Thousands of highly educated experts with knowledge and integrity, such as architects, engineers, first responders and others have questioned the “official” government narrative of 9-11.
Why does the main stream media address these people with name calling rather than closely examining and investigating what they have to say? What would be the consequences if the government was shown to be lying and hiding relevant information?
7 Important Stories You Missed While The Media Obsessed Over MAGA Kid
by Derrick Broze
Posted January 29, 2019
Another week, another opportunity for the corporate media to send the Internet into a frenzy and divide the nation over a fake controversy based on sloppy news reporting.
For the last week the “mainstream media” and their loyal followers have been freaking out over a video purporting to show a conflict between a group of Catholic boys attending the anti-abortion March for Life and a group of Indigenous people celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in Washington D.C.
Like clockwork, the pundits obsessed over whether the boys smirk was racist and whether he should be crucified. On the other side of the fence we saw Internet sleuths tracking the movements of Phillips to see if it was him who initiated the conflict by forcing his way into the group of innocent Catholic boys. And within days the whole narrative fell apart. More…
A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria
by Lee Camp
Posted January 28, 2019
Every once in a while, one of those stories comes along that makes the mainstream corporate media look like a bunch of middle-school kids filming their “news show” on an iPhone with their neck ties crooked. Recently, one of those stories splashed down into the middle of our cultural zeitgeist like a small meteor landing in the middle of an elite dinner party.
It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces. More…
Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by “the Resistance” in the U.S.
by Max Parry
Posted January 27, 2019
In less than two months, the yellow vests (“gilets jaunes”) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week, demonstrations continued across the country even after concessions from a cowed President Emmanuel Macron while inspiring a wave of similar gatherings in neighboring states like Belgium and the Netherlands.
While the media’s conspicuous blackout of coverage is partly to blame, the deafening silence from across the Atlantic in the United States is really because of the lack of class consciousness on its political left. With the exception of Occupy Wall Street, the American left has been so preoccupied with an endless race to the bottom in the two party ‘culture wars’ it is unable to comprehend an upheaval undivided by the contaminants of identity politics. More…
The yellow vest protests in France have shaken the elites across all of Europe, and yet the US resistance and media have largely ignored this.
What would be the potential for change if the right and the left stopped fighting each other and instead focused on the criminal syndicate that has taken over the US?
by Eric Peters
Posted January 25, 2019
Most of you know that the organs (as Solzhenitsyn might have styled them) are using their effective monopoly control over all modern forms of communication – the Internet, social media – to stifle information and opinion that isn’t orthodox.
For a brief decade or so, the Internet really was free. It enabled contrarian viewpoints to end-run what had been the information lockdown of pre-Internet media outlets – i.e., the major TV networks, of which there were just three; the major print media, of which there were also basically just three – The New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times – all of them run by the ideologically simpatico.
That lockdown is in the process of being reasserted. It is being done by suppressing dissenting or just different viewpoints via what is styled (in the hideous jargon of technocratic tyranny) “de-platforming,” which means barring any person who produces “objectionable” material from making it available through entities such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and so on – all of them owned, it is important to point out, by the same cartel or might as well be – as in the case of the New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times. More…
The “big players” on the Internet have been increasingly targeting, de-platforming, and censoring those with large followings who have a narrative that is contrary to “powers that be”.
What will be consequences as this censorship remains unchallenged and continues to grow?
Mainstream Media Assaults on Freedom of Speech. “The Truth” is No Longer “Important”
By Shane Quinn
Posted January 7, 2019
Such was the barrage of propaganda directed at the American public that 69% believed Saddam Hussein was “personally involved” in the September 11 attacks. That is a significant achievement in manipulation. The poll results must have been news to the Iraqi dictator himself, a forgotten one-time American ally.
Why Hussein would take it upon himself to orchestrate a surprise attack on the United States, of all nations, is anyone’s guess. Perhaps if he had a death wish but as later events proved he was not the suicidal type.
The Times was not alone in its position of selling the Iraq war to the American people, as television networks from Fox News to CBS and CNN were overwhelmingly pro-war. Fox News, owned by Rupert Murdoch – who strongly backed the illegal conflict – placed a permanent US flag in the corner of the screen. Fox employees were compelled to describe the invasion as “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis later being killed. More…
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It
by Ray McGovern
Posted January 7, 2019
A year ago yesterday, it became fully clear what was behind the feverish attempt by our intelligence agencies and their mainstream media accomplices to emasculate President Donald Trump with the Russia-gate trope.
It turned out that the objective was not only to delegitimize Trump and make it impossible for him to move toward a more decent relationship with Russia.
No, it was deeper than that. It turns out a huge part of the motivation behind Russia-gate was to hide how the Department of Justice, FBI, and CIA (affectionately known as the Deep State) — with their co-opted “assets” in the media — interfered in the 2016 election in a gross attempt to make sure Trump did not win. More…
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