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Friends and Family

There was a meme a few years back during the Obama administration where liberals were encouraged to relate how they had lost a family member to Fox News propaganda. During the Trump administration the narrative managers flipped the script, with … Continue reading

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The Consensus

Most liberals take their cues from the New York Times, which provides the narrative for the American empire. Indeed, the Gray Lady’s chief role is to enforce accepted US imperial diktats and neoliberal orthodoxy. Oligarchic imperialism is our dominant state … Continue reading

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Narrative Management

The last four years of Russia-gate, the fairy-tale collection of made up connections between Donald Trump and Russia, has been one long process of narrative management. All the “cool kids” (meaning the elite-corporate media stenographers) settled on a narrative that … Continue reading

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State Media

Despite the myth about a vaunted Forth Estate that holds power accountable, the press in the US operates with all of the conformity of a state run media, censoring alternative narratives and ensuring that the neoliberal/neoconservative party line is dominant. … Continue reading

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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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The target audience

  Lately I’ve come to the conclusion that the really good propaganda is aimed at a liberal audience, because conservatives already (generally) agree with the message being promulgated by the corporate-media, that of¬†favoring the interests of capital over labor, a … Continue reading

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Propagandized

  I’m so sick of reading letters-to-the-editor in our local paper blaming Russia for besmirching our precious democracy and electing Donald Trump. Why, you’d almost think that there was a propaganda effort afoot to get gullible Americans to believe such … Continue reading

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Pipeline-Istan

  The Russian sanctions bill has got to be one of the most perverse pieces of legislation that I’ve ever seen. Since WWII the presidency has increased its power vis-a-vis congress in relation to foreign policy and the ability to … Continue reading

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All the fake news that’s fit to print

  The corporate-media is still freaking-out over fake news.¬†Their concern would have a lot more credibility and sympathy if these so-called respectable news outlets hadn’t been responsible for so much propaganda. Does anyone remember mushroom clouds, aluminum tubes, and weapons … Continue reading

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The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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