Category: LIFE UNDER CAPITALISM

TOXIC MEDIA: Why Readers Shouldn’t Trust Staff Reporters

ERIC ZUESSE—Volunteer journalists (such as “bloggers”) can report these things; well-paid ‘journalists’ cannot and do not. In true George Orwell 1984 fashion, reporting these things is called ‘fake news’, by the actual fake-news masters — and unfortunately suckers believe them. Even on serious domestic-policy news, the prestigious ‘news’ media pump the aristocracy’s lies, and inculcate the desired (by the super-wealthy) misconceptions.

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Rand Paul Leaves Disinformer Wolf Blitz Speechless: Says Syrian Gas Attack Was False Flag

P. GREANVILLE—We must remind our audience that the first lie is not that there was a gas attack supposedly conducted by the Assad government, but that there was a gas attack at all. The whole thing points to a complete hoax, with no real victims of any kind, except the clueless people who continue to consume Western media disinformation. This kind of fabrication has been used before, it is an old tool in the Western disinformation catalog.

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The Establishment’s Efforts To Crush Dissent Show How Close We Are To A Revolution

RAINER SHEA—The ultimate goal of the Russia campaign is to keep enough people from venturing out of the establishment propaganda echo chambers, and from accessing the information they’ll need for revolt. Despotism, especially the faux-democracy that America’s oligarchy represents, depends on the population being kept in intellectual poverty. When people can’t recognize when the media is lying to them into wars, don’t know enough about their preferred politicians and parties to hold them accountable, and have a dim understanding about the history and workings of their government, they can’t fight tyranny even if they know they’re being oppressed.

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War Monger and War Criminal John Bolton to Head Trump’s National Security Council

DAVE LINDORFF—Now that McMaster has been pushed out by Trump, with his appointment of the truly bloody-minded John Bolton, we’re back to 1991. While Trump may have, back during the campaign and during his early months as president, genuinely favored ending the US policy of permanent war that has seen the US military budget grow to where it annually consumes well over half the total federal discretionary budget, and though he may have intended to seek friendlier relations with Russia, with his Bolton appointment as head of the NSC, we’re back in the darkest days of the Cold War.

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Trump’s Base Abandoning Him

ERIC ZUESSE—So: The federal-debt issue is killing Trump politically. His voters don’t much care whether he starts World War III by his respecting and appointing such people as the super-neoconservative John Bolton. Bolton’s being loathed by “The libbys” (liberals) convinces Trump’s followers that Bolton is “the right man for the job.” By stark contrast, they’re rabid against Trump’s signing the Government’s budget bill. And, to them, that’s a much bigger issue than whether there will soon be a WW III.

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In Run-Up to Vote to End Yemen War, MSNBC Remains Totally Silent

JIM NAURECKAS—MSNBC ceding anti-war sentiment is notable in its own right,and as part of a broader trend of liberal institutions abandoning anti-war voices in favor of short-term liberal jingoism (FAIR.org, 8/24/16). Despite not having a single segment on Yemen thus far in 2018, MSNBC did manage 143 segments on Stormy Daniels, the woman President Trump paid off and harassed to hide an affair.  A story to be sure, but perhaps not one worth 143 more reports than thousands being bombed with the help of US weapons sales and military support.

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