Category: MEDIA LIES

What Happens When A Russiagate Skeptic Debates A Professional Russiagater

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—The reason Russiagaters speak so often in broad, sweeping terms — saying there are too many suspicious things happening for there not to be a there there, that there’s too much smoke for there not to be fire — is because when you zoom in and focus on any individual part of their conspiracy theory, it falls apart under the slightest amount of critical thinking (or as Harding calls it, “collusion rejectionism”).


Obituary Politics: Todd Gitlin Puts Down Ed Herman

FRED GARDNER—The coffee-table book version of The Vietnam War,” based on the film version of the series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick,”  includes five essays. The one by Todd Gitlin is called “Vietnam and the Movement.” The Sage of the Sixties repeats his thesis that “the Weatherman faction of Students for a Democratic Society destroyed the largest left-wing organization in the country.” This line may be superficially true but it’s profoundly misleading.


Net neutrality and the socialist moment

CHRISTO AIVALIS—In recent months, one of the United States’ most important debates has revolved around the broad concept of Net Neutrality (NN). Without delving into the technicalities, the concept of NN is that internet service providers (ISPs) cannot privilege or restrict internet data. Basically, once you’ve purchased your internet package with the requisite bandwidth parameters, your ISP cannot make your access to a certain site easier or harder, faster or slower.