Palestinians may be condemned to a more intensified wave of carnage and misery. Killary is unwavering in her support for Israeli shelling of civilians, including children, and other violations of international law, such as settlement building, the annexation wall, and the blockade of Gaza. This is the person the TV show "Madam Secretary" is based. A character portrayed as just wanting to do the 'right thing.'
What We Can Expect From Hillary Clinton on Israel/Palestine, Stephen Zunes, Truthout, 05 December 2015
Updated Yesterday at 01:39 PM by Horhey
An unpleasant truth beyond the limits of acceptable discourse.
After Feigning Love for Egyptian Democracy, U.S. Back To Openly Supporting Tyranny, The Intercept, Oct. 2, 2014
It is, of course, very difficult to choose the single most extreme episode of misleading American media propaganda, but if forced to do so, coverage of the February, 2011 Tahrir Square demonstrations in Egypt would be an excellent candidate. For weeks, U.S. media outlets openly positioned themselves
Updated Yesterday at 10:30 AM by Horhey
"Democracy" in U.S. Newspeak means: 'serving U.S. interests' and 'following orders.' Conversely, "tyranny" means 'refusing to pay protection money to the Mafia don of the Hemisphere.'
What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition, The Intercept, Oct. 17 2014
One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of “democracy” in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial
Updated Yesterday at 09:13 AM by Horhey
Just based on free market truisms, it would be astonishing if it weren't true.
The Propaganda Model
It is a primary function of the mass media in the United States to mobilize public support for the special interests that dominate the Government and the private sector.
-Noam Chomsky, 1988
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky, 1988
Updated Yesterday at 09:16 AM by Horhey
Listen to Jimmy....
Tom Brokaw chokes up and says he kissed up to the Reagans. The people at MSNBC think it's cute.
MSNBC reporter Tony Dokoupil admits that his job is to get access. They do this by not asking tough questions. They can't afford to do actual journalism.
Oops: Chuck Todd slips, admits he can’t do tough interviews because ‘no one will come on’ my show, Raw Story, December 28, 2014
Updated May 02 2016 at 10:39 AM by Horhey
Political and Economic Democracy
The Later Works, 1925-1953: 1933-1934, Volume 9, John Dewey, 1986
Power today resides in control of the means of production, exchange, publicity, transportation and communication. Whoever owns them rules the life of the country, not necessarily by intention, not necessarily by deliberate corruption of the nominal government, but by necessity. Power is power and must act, and it must act according
Updated Yesterday at 09:17 AM by Horhey
Originally Posted by choo choo
Originally Posted by Natty Bumpo
... I expect the showman who has exploited the rancour in the GOP to presage the Party's reorganisation, occasioning a tormented Sturm und Drang as its various factions struggle for dominion.
With no record of public service whatsoever, he constituted the culmination of the tectonic shift of the discontented from their elected officials to ideological media entertainers. Words are all they have to steal your heart away.
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Bolshevism vs Workers' Control
The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control: 1917-1921: The State and Counter-Revolution, Maurice Brinton, 2013
Originally published as a pamphlet in 1970, Maurice Brinton's "The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control" presents a concise yet brilliant historical critique of Revolutionary Russia from the year 1917 to 1921, from the Bolshevik's ascension to state power, up to--and in the aftermath of--Lenin
Updated Apr 29 2016 at 12:14 PM by Horhey