Each of the dominant Hollywood studios (“the majors”) is now a subsidiary of a much larger corporation, and therefore is not so much a separate or independent business, but rather just one of a great many sources of revenue in its parent company’s wider financial empire.
Abby Martin takes a look at the conflicting reports about chemical weapons being used in Syria, news of Israeli airstrikes in Damascus, and the importance of taking information from the corporate media on this issue with a grain of salt.
Abby Martin talks to Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, about media coverage in the wake of the Boston bombings and how it feeds into the larger narrative of the ‘war on terror’.
Ben Swann, prime-time anchor at WXIX Fox 19 in Cincinnati (he’ll be leaving very soon) and investigative journalist, is interviewed by Alex Jones. Swann discusses his work in questioning and exposing controversial news items, and also talks about his future projects.
Jim Carrey struck back to Fox News’ giant tantrum over his ‘Cold Dead Hand’ gun-nut parody video on Funny or Die. What did he have to say about ‘Fux News?’ Well, the phrases, ‘media colostomy bag’ and ‘kinda-sorta-almost-journalists’ were used.
Jim Carrey made a song parody of the country music/comedy show ‘Hee Haw’ for Funny or Die making fun of gun nuts, which caused Fox News hosts to completely lose their minds Why are they so angry?
According to author Chris Hedges, the mainstream media ignores “what the corporate state wants ignored” and “they do not challenge or acknowledge the structures of corporate power.”
The hunger strike among prisoners at Guantanamo Bay is into day 48 – but their plight’s still struggling to garner wider media attention. Lawyers say over 100 inmates are refusing food – and are concerned about their deteriorating health. Prison officials continue to downplay the protest, and there’s little coverage in the U.S. media, as Marina Portnaya explains.
The Reagan administration built a domestic covert propaganda apparatus managed by a CIA propaganda and disinformation specialist working out of the National Security Council. The right-wing domestic propaganda operation not only survived the Iran-Contra fallout but thrived.
Howard Beale (from the movie network): Television is not the truth! Television is a God-damned amusement park! Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, side-show freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We’re in the boredom-killing business! So if you want the truth… Go to yourselves! Because that’s the only place you’re ever going to find any real truth.
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted that he was told to lie about the drone strike program by the White House. Bill O’Reilly pounced on Bob Beckel over the lack of transparency about Obama’s drone program, saying we deserve to know all about it. But what was his opinion on George Bush’s warrant-less wiretapping? Can the media just pick and choose who gets to be held accountable? Cenk Uygur breaks down who the liars are and what we should know.
Abby Martin talks to economist & editor of ‘News of Iceland’, Steinar Bjornsson, about Iceland’s peaceful revolution and how the people of the country have changed the system through non-violent dissent
Mainstream Still Silent On Crucial NDAA Case – “They’re not concerned about the principles of free press”_Featured_, Corporate Controlled Media, Videos Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Alexa O’Brien: “This [NDAA case] is really the test case for… the future totalitarian state of America, or if we are going to actually return to our values and principles that ensure a stable, and just, democratic government… the mainstream media in the U.S. really hasn’t picked this story up… They’re not concerned about the principles of free press…”
Abby Martin takes a look at MSNBC’s recent documentary about the lies leading up the Iraq war, and the closer look at the corporate media’s complicity in selling war to the American people by highlighting multiple staged events.
While American journalists lament about President Barack Obama’s preference for TV interviews over sit-downs with newspaper outlets, journalists on the other side of the world are fighting — and dying — for press freedom. The situation in South Asia is dire for truth-seekers and news outlets as journalists are detained without reason, attacked and killed by [...]