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The Gray Lady

  Of all the topics I discuss probably the most confusing is propaganda. This week I’m going to focus on the New York Times, since it’s the premier-elite newspaper that all other media take their cues from. Going further, the … Continue reading

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In the news

  We can hold our politicians accountable through elections but how do we hold the corporate media accountable? I ask this in the wake of the invasion of Iraq, Russia-gate, and now the Ukraine-gate, impeachment circus, where the actions of … Continue reading

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The Hate Machine

  The corporate media manufactures consent by manufacturing hate. We transitioned from Hope and Change to Make America Great Again, but very little has changed with the economic and foreign policies of the American empire. A lot of this is … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Representation

  The United States is nominally a democratic republic, where we have congressional members and senators who represent us, but I’ve come to understand that it’s more like a managed democracy. In Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, published … Continue reading

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Mittens ‘R’ Us

  I wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper expressing my surprise that they haven’t connected the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us with Mitt Romney, the man who’s poised to become our next senator. Mittens, as I like to … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Consent

  While our neoliberal elite have been more than willing to offshore traditional manufacturing, they’ve kept the manufacturing of consent right here in America. Though western countries claim to be democracies, they all suffer from income and wealth inequality, with many … Continue reading

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Member the Maine?

  Member? I member a South Park episode entitled Member Berries, which are small purple berries that utter nostalgic, so-called historical phrases, where I thought I would pee myself laughing. The focus on American citizens shallow, superficial, Disneyfied version of history, was … Continue reading

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