Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BREAKING: @CNN #Debate Moderator @AndersonCooper Has A BIG “Brian Williams” Problem #DebateNight #Debates2016 - GotNews

BREAKING: @CNN #Debate Moderator @AndersonCooper Has A BIG “Brian Williams” Problem #DebateNight #Debates2016 - GotNews

Our crack research team has found that CNN anchor and debate moderator Anderson Cooper has a big “Brian Williams” problem: he lied about his experiences in Africa, misrepresented his first supposed gig as a journalist, and possibly completely made up the first year of his career.
We’re not kidding. Keep reading.
Brian Williams is the former NBC news anchor who was fired for “misrepresent[ing] events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003.”
Anderson Cooper has a similar problem with his story, which he has told all over the place. His story goes a little something like this:

Monday, October 17, 2016

Will “They” Really Try to Kill President Duterte? | New Eastern Outlook

Will “They” Really Try to Kill President Duterte? | New Eastern Outlook

Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken President of the Philippines has by now, most likely, joined the concealed, prestigious and permanent hit list of the Empire.
The hit list is very long; it has already been long for several decades. One could easily lose count and get confused: how many personalities have been marked and secretly condemned to death? How many of them actually died?
It reads like a catalogue of illustrious world leaders: from Patrice Lumumba (Zaire), Mohammad Mosaddegh (Iran), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Sukarno (Indonesia), Juvénal Habyarimana (Rwanda), Salvador Allende (Chile) to Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), Al-Basheer (Sudan) and Fidel Castro (Cuba), to name just a very few.
Some were directly assassinated; others were ‘only’ toppled, while only a handful of ‘marked’ leaders actually managed to survive and to stay in power.

Article: RT - The New Media Home of the American Left | OpEdNews

Article: RT - The New Media Home of the American Left | OpEdNews

n March of 2014 I published an article on these pages (Radio Free Russia) on a newly discovered daily news source - RT America, now available live online and through some cable providers (Time Warner carries it). Headline news runs for thirty minutes at the top of the hour all day long, with documentaries and in depth coverage taking over for the following half hour. Since those early days RT America, which airs from Washington DC and London, has expanded its international news coverage and added nightly programs featuring the refugee progressive journalists from MSNBC, the network that abandoned the progressive format it touted in the Keith Olbermann era. (During the 2016 primaries I never heard Bernie Sanders name mentioned on any of their nightly programs - as though the leader in the polls did not even exist.) RT's nightly news broadcast, Thom Hartman's The Big Picture, covers the lead stories of the day with interviews and panels, followed by Ed Schulz, the pro-labor firebrand of radio and pre-Hillary MSNBC fame. Twice weekly RT programs a comedy news program, Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp, modeled on Jon Stewarts' The Daily Show at Comedy Central. Over the last six months I have found Camp's show to be more informative on some key stories than any other news programming on television. (Extensive coverage of the election fraud in the Democratic primary got me hooked). Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges, does a weekly interview program, On Contact, giving progressive movements and leaders a media voice never heard on MSM in the US. And former CNN stalwart, Larry King, continues to interview influential personalities on his late night show. Boom Bust covers financial markets daily, with Max Keiser offering a much more unorthodox view of same in the weekly Keiser ReportGoing Underground, which airs from London, did a full hour interview with Wikileaks' Julian Assange from inside the Ecuadorian embassy. (It was in that interview that Assange implied that the murdered DNC worker, Seth Rich, was the source of the DNC leaks furnished to Wikileaks). The jewel of RT's programming is its flagship program, Crosstalk: expert panel discussion of critical international issues, where Ray McGovern and Pepe Escobar are frequent contributors. For an understanding of what is at stake in the Syrian war, there is no better media source.
While Secretary Clinton loves to portray RT as a Pravda-style propaganda network, nothing could be further from the truth. It is remarkably balanced, neutral, and low on rhetorical volume. For propaganda one has to tune in to CNN, Fox news, MSNBC, and yes, even NPR. Sad to say, but that's the way it is. Mainstream US media is the new Pravda.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hiding US Role in Yemen Slaughter So Bombing Can Be Sold as ‘Self-Defense’ | FAIR

Hiding US Role in Yemen Slaughter So Bombing Can Be Sold as ‘Self-Defense’ | FAIR

To hear US corporate media tell it, the US was dragged into a brand new war on Wednesday.
US destroyers in the Gulf of Aden launch air strikes against Houthi rebels, a Shia insurgent group currently withstanding a massive bombing campaign from a Saudi-led coalition in a year-and-half conflict between largely Shia rebels and the Saudi-backed Sunni government in Yemen. The Pentagon insisted that cruise missiles had been fired onto the USS Mason on Sunday and Wednesday from Houthi-controlled territory, and called the airstrikes a “limited self-defense” response.

NYT’s Absurd New Anti-Russian Propaganda – Consortiumnews

NYT’s Absurd New Anti-Russian Propaganda – ConsortiumnewsExclusive: The New York Times is so determined to generate hate against Russia that it has lost all journalistic perspective, even portraying Russia’s military decoys – like those used in World War II – as uniquely evil, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry
If the dangers weren’t so great – a possible nuclear war that could exterminate life on the planet – The New York Times over-the-top denunciation of all things Russian would be almost funny, like the recent front-page story finding something uniquely sinister about Russia using inflatable decoys of military weapons to confuse adversaries.
The Oct. 13 article, entitled “Decoys in Service of an Inflated Russian Might,” was described as part of a series called “DARK ARTS … How Russia projects power covertly,” suggesting that the nefarious Russians aren’t to be trusted in anything even in the case of “one of Russia’s lesser-known military threats: a growing arsenal of inflatable tanks, jets and missile launchers.”