Media Propaganda

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AP Blasts "Russian Propaganda War" Over Ukraine: Herding the Media Sheep
Leupp, Gary
Article
2014
Peter Leonard’s March 15 Associated Press report is entitled: “Russian propaganda war in full swing over Ukraine.” “This is Ukraine today,” he begins, “at least as seen by most Russian news media: the...
Beyond Hypocrisy: Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda
Herman, Edward S
Book
1992
Edward Herman's book should be required reading for all news rooms and journalism students. In this book he examines through essays, cartoons and a dictionary of "doublespeak" the terms used in the l...
Blair: Bombing Iraq Better. Again
Cromwell, David; Edwards, David
Article
2014
The authors critique the British media's coverage of a new essay by Tony Blair which attempts to justify the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.
British Government-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
Khalek, Rania
Article
2016
The Revolutionary Forces of Syria media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government as a propaganda outlet.
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
A Coalition of the Killing: War, media, propaganda and language
Sainath, P.
Article
2003
War, media, propaganda and language.
Confessions of an Alleged Russian Propagandist: A Pentagon Hit?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2016
While our corporate media don't talk about it, the US does run a vast propaganda operation, which includes the spawning and spreading of, guess what?, fake news stories! This kind of thing has gone on...
Connexions Other Voices - August 27, 2017: Official Enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives l...
Conundrum - Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant
Article
2015
It's always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not.
Israeli Cease Fire Violations and Media Propaganda: The Conquest of Palestine
Peppe, Matt
Article
2014
The Israeli conquest of Palestine has always been a difficult issue for Western mainstream media to cover. The difficulty lies not in the task of reporting the facts on the ground and transmitting an ...
JournalismSources.com
Website
A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A sea...
Killing Corbyn
Article
2016
The 'Brexit' referendum vote, split 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the European Union, has been exploited by the 'mainstream' media to launch yet another assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky begins by asserting two models of democracy: one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky "propaganda is to de...
Media Review: Fake News
Film/Video
2017
Richard Seymour looks at the current debate around 'fake news'. What does the term refer to and is it as new as we think?
Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison
Media Lense
Article
2017
A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone r...
NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
Schreiner, Ben
Article
2015
As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Propaganda, Fake News, and Media Lies: The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms
Phillips, Peter
Article
2017
The PRP industry has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. In 2015, three publicly traded mega PR firms -- Omnicom, WPP, and Interpublic Group -- together employed 214,000 people across 170 countr...
Provoking Nuclear War by Media
Pilger, John
Article
2016
The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was bu...
Publicity and the Canadian State
Kozolanka, Kirsten
Book
2014
A collection examining the state's relationship with public practices and the "permanent campaign," the constant search for politicians and their strategists for popular consent.
PublicitySources.com
Website
A web portal featuring publicity and PR resources, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A...
Putin on the Ritz
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Forgive the word-play; colossal demonization notwithstanding, I’ll go with Putin and Russia over Obama, the US, Rasmussen, Cameron, friends and allies everywhere. America has an unerring nose for smel...
Return of the Evil Empire
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
You have to hand it to them. The United States media machine is unequaled at producing and disseminating misinformation. It begins in the bowels of the State Department or White House or Pentagon and ...
Russian aggression and the BBC's drums of nuclear war
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2015
The drums of war are beating on the BBC and other mass media, writes Oliver Tickell -- naked propaganda about fictitious 'Russian aggression' intended to soften us up for a war that could wipe out lif...
Telling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Thinking The Right Thoughts
Cromwell, David; Edwards, David
Article
2014
There are always convenient news-hooks on which corporate journalists can hang their power-friendly prejudices about the West being 'the good guys' in world affairs. The authors provide examples from ...
A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
State Department talking points on Syria for cable news anchors.
Western Media Responds to Latest Ukrainian Sabotage of Crimea
Annis, Roger
Article
2016
Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the countr...
Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2016
Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
Why Are We The Good Guys?: Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda
Cromwell, David
Book
2012
One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps ev...
Why Are We The Good Guys? - Book Review
Article
2012
One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that ‘we’ are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps ...
Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works
Hopkins, CJ
Article
2017
Chief among the common misconceptions about the way official propaganda works is the notion that its goal is to deceive the public into believing things that are not "the truth" (that Trump is a Russi...
A World War has Begun: Break the Silence
Pilger, John
Article
2016
How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missi...

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Conan Shows Us That Main Stream Media Is Scripted
2013
A segment from Conan's show where dozens of news anchors are caught in the act of "reporting" the exact same story, the exact same way.
Concocting a Crime-Ageddon to Promote Police Power
Trujillo, Josmar
2015
Manhattan is overrun with criminals and nobody is safe! -- or that’s what certain tabloids and newspapers would have you believe. Through the use of misleading statistics and extraordinary exceptions,...
Don't watch RT!
Clark, Neil
2014
As RT UK launches, attacks on the channel in the British media have stepped up. The latest is a piece by Mr. Cyril Waugh-Monger, a very important newspaper columnist for the NeoCon Daily, a patron of ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
RT in UK: A brief history of establishment hysteria
2016
NatWest Bank, a subsidiary of Britain's majority state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland, gives notice that it is closing RT's accounts – without explanation. In this article detailed information has ...
2014 Fellowship of Reconciliation with Dr. Peter Phillips
2014
Dr. Peter Phillips delivered a keynote address at the 2014 Fellowship of Reconciliation’s event in celebration of their 100th anniversary, covering several topics, including corporate media propaganda...

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