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Holly Williams

Holly Williams

Most coverage of Ukraine events by American media is scandalously biased against Russia, rating a solid F. But from time to time glimmers of professionalism get through, as is the case with reports by Holly Williams (CBS News), who consistently gets C+ or better (see below). In her current work, which we are at a loss to explain how the big wigs in the home office do not censor, she seems to strive to present a more impartial picture of the developments in Eastern Europe (See below).  Williams, who previously produced for BBC and SkyNews, has reported from Africa, Egypt, Turkey and Beijing (she spent 12 years in China), among other venues.  [This is her official resume.] Considering how much is at stake, we can only hope that Williams will not succumb to careerist pressures and choose to comply more “loyally” with the official line. Continue reading »

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Apr 112014
 
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Glossary of Major Distortions { Part One} 
BUILD YOUR OWN LIST!

(NOTE: This essay is a revised version of the original first published in the fall of 1982 in the premiere edition of Cyrano’s Journal, America’s First Radical Media Review. )

By Patrice Greanville

Capitalism is preferentially identified by its euphemisms: “Free Enterprise,” “market system,” “private enterprise.” “the American Way,” etc. Overt and pervasive partisanship in support of capitalism is not regarded by the American media as an ideological bias negating professional “objectivity” but rather comparable to the serene acceptance of natural laws. Continue reading »

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Apr 102014
 
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How the American public are being propagandized
MEDIA CORRUPTION AT ITS BEST
CNN_CHICAGOLAND

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

CNN’s Chicagoland “documentary” is an 8 part wet kiss for Rahm Emanuel & neoliberalism by the same crew that made Brick City, a propaganda flick to boost the career of Newark’s Corey Booker prior to his re-election campaign.  Black Agenda Report talked to a few real Chicagoans about what it does and doesn’t show or tell, and why. Continue reading »

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Apr 092014
 
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Guest Editor: Roland Vincent

• NOTE: This post should be read in conjunction with a prior by the same author:
How many conservatives are animal rights supporters?

Gary Francione is on a fool’s mission. People are having children faster than we are creating vegans. Abolition of slaughter will not occur until we have the political climate to ban it.

Every social movement is about politics. Animal Rights is all about politics. Particularly it is about Left wing politics.  Capitalism will not allow Animal Rights. We need a Socialist society to succeed. Continue reading »

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Apr 082014
 
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The Politics of Aesthetics
by ANDREW LEVINE, Counterpunch.org

As a professional corporate putain, this woman is even more dangerous than Obama, and similarly opportunistic.

As a professional corporate putain, this woman is even more dangerous than Obama, and similarly opportunistic.

A midterm election is coming; the media are gearing up.   The electoral circus will soon be in everybody’s face again, making a mockery of every democratic ideal. Continue reading »

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