Tag: corporate media

Did NY Times Violate Its Own Ethics Code to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?

After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann’s family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her coup-plotting father appeared online to defend her with a stream of insults.

By Anya Parampil

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VIDEO: Investigating Venezuela’s ‘Humanitarian Crisis’: Max Blumenthal Tours a Supermarket in Caracas

The corporate media claims Venezuela has no basic food or supplies, so The Grayzone investigated — at a giant supermarket in Caracas.

By Max Blumenthal

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NY Times Columnist Ross Douthat Defended Murderous Dictator Pinochet in His Harvard Days

Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is one of numerous corporate media figures to have defended Augusto Pinochet, Chile’s murderous US-backed capitalist dictator

By Ben Norton

Back in his Ivy League college days, right-wing New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote an op-ed defending the US-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose military junta murdered and disappeared thousands of dissidents and tortured tens of thousands more.

Intellectual historian Timothy Barker dug through columns that Douthat penned for Harvard University’s right-wing student newspaper The Harvard Salient between 1998 and 2002.

Barker found a slew of articles in which Douthat echoed explicitly racist talking points that are popular among the so-called alt-right today, including the idea that white Europeans are “vanishing” and being replaced through immigration by supposed “barbarians” like Turks, Africans, and Arabs.

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Cutting Through Media Propaganda on the Battle in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The corporate media has grossly distorted the battle for Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, which is occupied by extremist Salafi-jihadists funded by Saudi Arabia.

By Ben Norton

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Thirsting for war, CNN’s Jake Tapper turned to strange, shady Syria sources

CNN anchor Jake Tapper promoted 7-year-old girl Bana Alabed and a shady opposition lobbyist as his go-to regime-change talking heads on Syria.

By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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Pundits slam Trump’s biblical language on North Korea, but praise his defense secretary’s genocidal threats

Trump’s supposedly “moderate” Defense Secretary James Mattis threatened North Korea with the “destruction of its people.”

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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CNN hired top al-Qaeda propagandist for award-winning Syria documentary and wants to cover its tracks

Star CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward worked with al-Qaeda “media man” Bilal Abdul Kareem to gain access to extremist rebel “heroes on the ground” in Syria.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton / AlterNet


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Pundits who helped sell NATO war on Libya push for Trump to lead Syria regime change

Human slaves are now being sold in Libya, after a NATO regime-change war. The corporate media pundits who cheered it on now have their sights on Syria.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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Al-Qaeda is attacking major Syrian cities with US weapons – but you wouldn’t know that from the media

Rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, has been attacking Hama and Damascus with US-made weapons — while corporate media whitewash it

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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Bilal Abdul Kareem, prominent US ‘journalist’ in Syria, serves as mouthpiece for violent extremists

A closer look at the media work of American reporter Bilal Abdul Kareem reveals a pattern of creating sectarian recruitment propaganda for extremist Salafi-jihadist rebels in Syria.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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