Media Analysis

Trump, TV & Tomahawks: Corporate Media Become State Media as the Cruise Missiles Fly

In times of war, U.S. corporate media often find themselves tripping over their own feet in their rush to show how patriotic they can be. Sadly, this remains true in the Trump era, as much of the corporate press has rushed to breathlessly embrace the awesome spectacle and firepower of the U.S. military in action,…

NYT Mocks Putin’s Russia for Ignoring Its History, Neglecting to Mention U.S. Efforts to Strangle Bolshevik State At Birth

Long a servant to the grand cause of U.S. imperialism, it should come as no surprise that the New York Times would make light of the lack of celebration in Russia of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, generally agreed to have begun one hundred years ago on March 12, 1917. The NYT’s bit…

A Russo Reader for the Skeptics of Corporate Media and the Intelligence Community

This post has been repeatedly updated since its original publication as more information related to Trump, Russia and the media accumulates. – RR While I sometimes appreciate the work of Rachel Maddow and her colleagues at MSNBC, I’m more than a little uncomfortable with their current, breathless promotion of a borderline hysterical anti-Russia meme. On…

The Project Censored lecture series at Aqus Cafe continues with author Linda Sartor, Tuesday March 14

Hosted by Professor Mickey Huff of Project Censored and Diablo Valley College, the next event in this continuing series features Linda Sartor, author of Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror. Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 – 8 pm at Aqus Cafe,189 H St Petaluma. From Project Censored: It’s Women’s History Month…

“Go to the end of that feeling and find out for yourself” – Oliver Stone Tells Graduates

On Friday May 20, 2016, filmmaker Oliver Stone published a transcript of his commencement speech to University of Connecticut graduates earlier in the month. Read at the source, OliverStone.com.   Transcript May 7, 2016 I thank you both, Dr. Herbst and Dr. Choi for bringing me. And I’d also like to thank Professor Frank Costigliola,…

The Problem with Corporate News Media: Trump Sells Eyeballs

Future critiques of the mainstream corporate media’s 2016 campaign coverage will spend a great deal of time focusing on its tendency throughout the past two years to marginalize Senator Bernie Sanders while promoting – and profiting from – the Donald Trump brand. Images such as this screenshot of CNN, provided by Laila Al-Arian via Fairness and Accuracy in…