by Stephen Lendman | [print_link] As expected, America’s major media won’t explain it. Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel ducked the issue, saying it’s “a time for grief, not grievance.” Blaming a “crazed act of a clearly unstable man,” she called it “an assassination of democracy….shut(ting) down speech to slay those seeking its exercise,” then added “we still don’t knowContinue reading
In a cover article for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes the information revolution that threatens old power orders in politics and the media, igniting a war on Wikileaks and its founder. “If I can be indicted,” Julian Assange tells Pilger, “other journalists can too”.
THE INCENDIARY LANGUAGE deployed by Sarah Palin and her allies against even mild opponents of the rightwing agenda is sometimes described as a thinly veiled call for violence – but the fact is, there is no veil at all. The appeals are blatant. However, “if Americans fear fascistic trends taking control of our society, they should not look solely atContinue reading
By David Edwards Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 | [print_link] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a recent interview that he is holding back “insurance files” which could embarrass Rupert Murdoch and his international media empire at News Corporation. The secrets website was also holding of over 500 US State Department cables about one broadcasting organization in particular, he added. AssangeContinue reading
Editor’s Note: It’s not an ordinary day when we see a conservative like Joe Scarborough lose his cool to attack none other than a fellow conservative, well, actually an insane creature spouting reactionary nonsense on Fox News, by the name of Glenn Beck. Verbal blows were traded, and some truth emerged, chiefly on Scarborough’s side who put his finger onContinue reading
By Glen Ford, BAR executive editor Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 01/12/2011 – 02:48 Democrats  Obamarama  [print_link] Corporate media say Barack Obama seems rejuvenated, recharged, only two months after his party’s catastrophic defeat. In fact, the Democratic disaster has created the conditions in which President Obama can be his collaborationist, center-right self while being praised as aContinue reading