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
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
ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017. In a statement, Obama said that: Today, I have… Read More Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law
The Rutherford Institute By John W. Whitehead “We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we? There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as… Read More When It Comes to Fake News, the U.S. Government Is the Biggest Culprit
New Eastern Outlook by Ulson Gunnar In a surreal and stunning example of 21st century propaganda and censorship, Google has cobbled together a coalition it is calling “First Draft” to tackle what it calls “misinformation online.” First Draft’s “founding partners” include News Corporation’s (parent company of Fox News) Storyful and NATO think tank Atlantic Council’s… Read More Facebook, Twitter, Western Media Attempt to Reassert Monopoly Over “Truth”
New Eastern Outlook by Jean Perier There’s been many international events lately that have been covered by a wide range of media sources, including TV channels, newspapers and various websites. However, in an effort to attract the attention of a wider audience, some of these media sources have begun publishing misleading statements, unfounded accusations or… Read More Why America Doesn’t Believe its Corporate Media Anymore