Corporate Controlled Media
Activists are taking to the streets across the country to express their displeasure with the recent decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of African-American teenager Michael Brown. The large crowds, which are largely peaceful, have been mostly ignored by national media, however. RT’s Ameera David and Alexey Yaroshevsky take a look
It has been more than two years since The New York Times revealed that “Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties” of his drone strikes which “in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants…unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent.”
In an election marked by record outside spending, including “dark money” sources, a clear winner has already emerged: the corporate television stations making windfall profits from political advertising.
Major media outlets expressed outrage following revelations this week that in 2007, the FBI crafted a news story under a false Associated Press byline, and possibly mimicked the Seattle Times website, as part of a covert effort to locate a suspect in a bomb threat.
There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,” which celebrates the exploits of the reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal.
“A new poll last week revealed disturbing trends about the increasingly dire media coverage of the Ebola story in the United States. Measuring the rising anxiety among news consumers, a Rutgers-Eagleton poll of New Jersey residents found that 69 percent are at least somewhat concerned about the deadly disease spreading in the U.S. The truly strange finding was that people who said they were following the story most closely were the ones with the most inaccurate information about Ebola. The more information they consumed about the dangerous disease, the less they knew about it. How is that even possible? Poll director David Redlawsk cast an eye of blame on the news media. ‘The tone of the coverage seems to be increasing fear while not improving understanding,’ Redlawsk told a reporter. ‘You just have to turn on the TV to see the hysteria of the talking heads media. It’s really wall to wall. The crawls at the bottom of the screen are really about fear. And in all the fear and all the talking, there’s not a lot of information.'”
Tony Rooke refused to pay a TV license fee because the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks, he alleged. It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapse of World.
The editorial board of the New York Times has an Orwellian knack for war. Sixteen months ago, when President Obama gave oratorical lip service to ending “perpetual war,” the newspaper quickly touted that end as a democratic necessity. But now—in response to Obama’s speech Wednesday night announcing escalation of war without plausible end—the Times editorial voice is with the endless war program.
Russell Brand answers the question: is the media liberal or conservative? And what’s the underlying cause that drives mainstream media bias?
Russell Brand continues to become better known for his candid political attacks than his comedic acts. This time, the 39-year-old has become involved in a tit-for-tat online feud over the highly sensitive Israel-Gaza conflict with a Fox News presenter.