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    Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War
    Jun23

    Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War

    A recent headline in The Atlantic (6/9/17) earnestly pondered if the US was “Getting Sucked Into More War in Syria.” “Even as Washington potentially stumbles into war…” was how the article’s discussion began. One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative...

    Conspiracy Theorists Welcome in Corporate Media–if They Have the Right Targets
    Mar30

    Conspiracy Theorists Welcome in Corporate Media–if They Have the Right Targets

    Louise Mensch on Real Time Former British Conservative MP Louise Mensch has become something of a celebrity of late in anti-Trump media. In the past two weeks, Mensch has been touted by former head of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile and prominent Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, and appeared on MSNBC (3/11/17), the New York...

    NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’
    Feb10

    NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’

    The New York Times defends its country’s innocence. The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems not to have evolved its understanding of US geopolitics past an 8th grade level. Trump had been asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (2/5/17) why he wouldn’t condemn Vladimir...

    Stoking Russia Panic for Partisan Gain Will Have a Long-Term Price for Peace
    Aug24

    Stoking Russia Panic for Partisan Gain Will Have a Long-Term Price for Peace

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on MSNBC (8/20/16). On Saturday’s episode of AM Joy with Joy Ann Reid, guest Malcolm Nance, a former Naval intelligence officer, summed up MSNBC’s Russia panic with this quote: Joy Ann Reid: Because from what I’ve seen, the only people not with Hillary Clinton at this point…are people in the Jill...

    Election Meddling: Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA
    Aug15

    Election Meddling: Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

    The Washington Post (8/10/16) published what has to be one of the most naked examples of projection ever displayed by a major American paper. The Post’s editorial board, in another effort to bash Russia, lumped its President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s increasingly autocratic ruler President Recep Tayyip Erdogan into a generic...

    BuzzFeed’s Obama Coverage Is 99 Percent Uncritical–and Borderline Creepy
    Jun30

    BuzzFeed’s Obama Coverage Is 99 Percent Uncritical–and Borderline Creepy

    Since its launch as a scrappy clickbait site in 2006, BuzzFeed has grown to become one of the biggest names in online media and news, venturing into serious news coverage of politics and world events in attempt to add gravitas to a name typically associated with levity and listicles. While BuzzFeed has certainly done important work of late, on...

    ‘Allegedly’ Disappears as Russians Blamed for DNC Hack
    Jun17

    ‘Allegedly’ Disappears as Russians Blamed for DNC Hack

    A Washington Post video turned a computer security firm’s allegations about a DNC hack into a series of unsourced factoids. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday (6/14/16) that Russian intelligence had hacked the DNC servers to steal opposition research on Donald Trump: Russian Government Hackers Penetrated DNC, Stole Opposition Research...

    Media Love to Criticize Trump –When It Helps Disparage US Enemies
    Mar18

    Media Love to Criticize Trump –When It Helps Disparage US Enemies

    Daily Beast “photo illustration” (3/14/16) of the supposed “bromance” between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump released an ad on March 17 in which he did what almost every politician does as a matter of course: said something bad about Russian President Vladimir Putin, in this case by lumping him with ISIS. The pundit class was in...

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