Tag: mainstream media

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil slams mainstream media’s anti-Sanders bias on Tucker Carlson Tonight

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil joined Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News to discuss the media and democratic establishment’s attack on Senator Bernie Sanders.

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‘Sexy tricks’: How journalists demonize Venezuela’s socialist government, in their own words

Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself as a “mercenary,” explaining how he aims to please his employer’s funders.

By Alan MacLeod

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Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus

Days before Britain’s historic election, the UK’s military-intelligence apparatus is turning to the corporate media and US government-funded NATO cut-outs to smear Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with evidence-free Russiagate allegations.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

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Reports on China ‘organ harvesting’ derive from front groups of far-right cult Falun Gong

A wave of corporate media reports on Chinese organ harvesting rely without acknowledgement on front groups connected to the far-right Falun Gong cult, whose followers believe “Trump was sent by heaven to destroy the Communist Party.”

By Ryan McCarthy

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A year after Nicaragua coup attempt, the media’s regime-change deceptions are still unraveling

Corporate media outlets blamed Nicaragua’s government for a deadly arson attack during the 2018 coup attempt, but new information raises serious doubts about the official story, highlighting the campaign of regime-change misinformation.

By John Perry

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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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ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and neocons collaborated with most influential ISIS propagandist on Twitter

Top Syria regime-change hustlers and media “experts,” from Bellingcat to pro-war journalists, helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a foreign Salafi-jihadist recruiter into a credible “ISIS expert.”

By Mark Ames


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No, the UN did not report China has ‘massive internment camps’ for Uighur Muslims

Media outlets falsely claimed the UN reported China is holding a million Uighurs in camps. The claim is based on unsourced allegations by an American commission member, US-funded outfits, and a shadowy government-funded opposition group.

By Ben Norton and Ajit Singh


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Corporate media hires CIA, Pentagon officials as talking heads – and they’re pushing for more war

Top US corporate media networks like CNN and NBC have hired a slew of former CIA, Pentagon, and State Department spooks as analysts, who are spreading pro-war talking points on air.

By Ben Norton

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Media cites extremist accused of kidnapping journalists as credible source on Syrian chemical attack

With US military intervention on the horizon, media outlets are citing Shajul Islam, a doctor accused of working with Salafi-jihadist extremists in Syria, as an impartial source on an alleged gas attack in Idlib.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet

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