Category: 6. Controlled Mass Media

  • Chris Hedges: It's the Educated vs the Idiots

    Chris Heges on Alternet: The most essential skill in political theater and the consumer culture is artifice. Those who are best at artifice succeed. Those who have not mastered the art of artifice fail. In an age of images and entertainment, in an age of instant emotional gratification, we do not seek or want honesty. […]

  • Julian Assange Interviewed by David Frost

  • How Karl Rove Will Win Again

    He’s ready for another close-up. The Rove brand was tarnished in 2006, when Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate. His exit from the White House the following year was dogged by scandals, from the political firing of U.S. attorneys to the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame. And with his longtime enemy […]

  • Cynthia Dunbar Wants Your Kids to Be Stupid

    More textbook revision from the assholes in Texas: Cynthia Dunbar does not have a high regard for her local schools. She has called them unconstitutional, tyrannical and tools of perversion. The board is to vote on a sweeping purge of alleged liberal bias in Texas school textbooks in favour of what Dunbar says really matters: a […]

  • Mainstream News Bias Test

    When something truly awful breaks it is always interesting to watch how it is covered inside the US and compare it to the outside world. We’ve got one of those this week. Watchdog site Wikileaks has released a classified video: WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen […]

  • Beck: Sunday Health Care Vote is an Affront to God

    I keep thinking he’s going to do a Network and end it all live: “They intend to vote on the Sabbath, during Lent, to take away the liberty that we have right from God,” King said. “Faith has been perverted,” Beck responded, then repeated. “They are going to vote for this damn thing on a Sunday, […]

  • Texas Board of Education Continues to Make Your Kids Stupider

    Keep in mind that Texas is one of the main guides for textbooks published across the entire nation: The standard was about the Enlightenment and political revolutions that led to modern liberal democracy. So they removed the Enlightenment references and Thomas Jefferson, who played a key role in the two most prominent revolutions in the […]

  • Italian Court Convicts 23 Americans in CIA Kidnapping Case

    Watch carefully to see if this makes it to your evening news and how it is positioned: An Italian court on Wednesday convicted 22 CIA operatives and a U.S. Air Force colonel of orchestrating the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric here in 2003 and flying him to Egypt, where he said he was tortured. In […]

  • Senate, White House Strip Freedom of Press

    Whittling away: The White House, key senators and media representatives have reached a compromise on legislation to protect reporters from being forced to disclose their confidential sources in federal court. Senate supporters of the so-called media shield bill said Friday that the deal gives the government authority to override those rights in certain national security […]

  • You, On a Platter, With an Apple In Your Mouth

    The corporate media isn’t likely to mention this any time soon. But some of you have heard perhaps that the Roberts Supreme Court is about to remove the ban on direct corporate contributions to political campaigns. This is a Big Deal. In oilman terms: politicians are about to tap the gusher of the century. If […]