Corporate Controlled Media
NBC News has suspended anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay for making false statements about a 2003 incident in Iraq. Williams apologized last week after it emerged he had wrongly claimed he was on board a U.S. helicopter downed by rocket fire. American soldiers publicly challenged Williams’ account, saying he was nowhere near the aircraft that came under attack. Williams has blamed the “fog of memory” for his mistake. But in a statement, NBC said Williams’ claims were “wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.” Democracy Now is joined by Norman Solomon, author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death,” who talks about other media war lies.
In this episode of The Trews, Russell Brand reacts to Fox’s Bill O’Reilly blaming Beyonce for America’s social issues.
Media analysts observe how journalists refrain from using the word “rape” to describe incidents of sexual assault. Instead, news outlets downplay the humiliation and cruelty entailed in these acts by referring to them as “sex crimes,” “inappropriate sexual activity,” or “forced sex,” even though such acts are legally recognized as “rape.”
In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the psychology, business plans and market of FEAR PORN. Luke goes in-depth with statistics and charts showing you the current situation. We live in the most peaceful and prosperous time in history, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges that we need to overcome.
Andrew Demeter of Teen Take answers the question: what would society be like if mainstream media actually did its job? Here’s some of Andrew’s conclusions…
Firearms expert Mark S. Mann analyzes the alleged shooting of a police officer in Paris. The image from the moment before the “head shot” was distributed and used by the mainstream media worldwide the day after the massacre. And now the full video showing the shooting of the officer is being scrubbed from YouTube and edited elsewhere. Why? Mark S. Mann: “You would expect to see a gruesome wound at that distance, regardless of whatever caliber it (the bullet) was”
Lionel of LionelMedia.com joins James Corbett for an epic discussion on fake stories in the media and the manipulation of the historical record. They discuss the fake Syria sniper boy video, the Corbett/Lionel law, and the importance of self-correction.
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.'”