Strategic Culture by MICHAEL JABARA CARLEY In late February 2017, the Russian Federation and China vetoed a joint, US, French and British resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over allegations of chemical weapons use. I wondered at the time why this issue was coming back. In 2014, on Russian initiative the Syrian government agreed… Read More Will ‘Big Lies’ About Syria’s Chemical Weapons Spark a New US War?
Strategic Culture by Wayne Madsen The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee recently held a hearing devoted, in part, to accusations that Russia initiated a massive «fake news» campaign against the United States during the 2016 election. It must be pointed out that the popularity of alternative foreign news sources for the American public came after… Read More America Plagued with Fake News and Fake TV Experts
CounterPunch by Prof. John McMurtry Photo by Alan Cleaver Setting the Stage of the Press-President War US ruling ideology and Washington power have become unstuck as never before. A war of opposing certitudes and denunciations is waged day to day between the long-ruling US corporate media and the White House. Both continuously proclaim… Read More Fake News: the Unravelling of US Empire From Within
The New American by Alex Newman It seems the establishment and its propaganda organs are still smarting after being exposed as fringe and weak this election. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is supposedly investigating whether popular alternative media outlets were involved in an alleged “Russian cyber operation” in the 2016 election to… Read More FBI Probing “Far-right” News Sites Such as Infowars, Breitbart
Washington’s Blog Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets: The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted… Read More Newly-Declassified Documents Show that a Senior CIA Agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets
21st Century Wire by Mark Anderson Hearst vs Pulitzer battle for the yellow journalism title (Image Source: US Library of Congress) Today’s ‘fake news’ crisis is by no means a recent phenomenon born during the Presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, as the mainstream media would have us believe, even while big media outlets hypocritically… Read More NOTHING NEW: ‘Fake’ & Weaponized News Has Long Haunted Our War-Weary World
The Great Recession Blog by David Haggith When their Anointed One lost the election, big television news networks and primary newspapers coined the term “fake news” because they were angry at alternative media for eroding deep into their domain. It was time to expose these fakers because audiences were fleeing to alternatives to establishment media as certainly as… Read More Fake News: The Fake-Stream Media Devours Itself