By David Brown - 20 June 2013
While it is certainly possible that the car crash was an accident, it must be noted that Hastings no doubt had enemies, including among top military and intelligence officials. As such, the circumstances of his death should be treated as suspicious.
Greece reflects failed state governance. It's the epicenter of banker occupation. Neoliberal priorities alone matter. It's economy was ravaged and destroyed.
It's standard Times practice. It's longstanding. On June 6, Times editors praised Obama's selection of Susan Rice and Samantha Power. They're deplorable choices.
By John Pilger - June 07, 2013
The problem with media-run “conversations” on gender is not merely the almost total absence of male participants, but the suppression of class. It is tempting to say real politics are missing, too, but bourgeois boundaries and prescriptions are real enough. Thus, gender, like race, can be presented in isolation. Class is a forbidden word; and gender subordinate to class is heresy.
They didn't surprise. Media scoundrels support his worst policies. His neoliberal harshness is endorsed. His alliance with monied interests gets no coverage.
Imperial warriors, apologists and supporters never say they're sorry. They want more nations attacked. It's the American way.
By John Pilger - Znet Commentary
A lesson that endures is that when the rich and powerful own the means of popular enlightenment and dress it up as a “free press”, bestowing a false respectability called the “mainstream”, the opposite is usually true.
Israel remains in good hands at BBC. Expect longstanding one-sided support to continue. Expect disdain for Palestinian rights.
By Barry Grey - WSWS
The explosion of two bombs Monday afternoon at the Boston Marathon has been accompanied by a rush to judgment by the media, in which claims of a broad new terror attack are being made without any factual substantiation...The bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon in the heart of the city's downtown area...[A]t least three people were killed and 144 wounded, including 15 with critical injuries. Witnesses on the scene and at hospitals have reported that the injuries include amputated lower limbs.
The Times is America's unofficial ministry of information and propaganda. Daily managed news misinformation is featured.
NYT pro-Israeli bias is palpable. It's longstanding. It's distorted and one-sided. It blames Palestinians for Israeli crimes.
By Chris Hedges - April 1, 2013
The power elite, especially the liberal elite, has always been willing to sacrifice integrity and truth for power, personal advancement, foundation grants, awards, tenured professorships, columns, book contracts, television appearances, generous lecture fees and social status. They know what they need to say. They know which ideology they have to serve. They know what lies must be told...They have been at this game a long time. And they will, should their careers require it, happily sell us out again.
It doesn't surprise. When America goes to war or plans one, Times editors march in lockstep. They support imperial lawlessness.
By Julie Hyland - 8 April 2013
The tragic deaths of six children in a house fire in England have been seized on by the Conservative Party and the media for a vitriolic campaign against a “feral underclass”.
By STEVE RENDALL - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
The problem isn’t criticism; powerful leaders need to be scrutinized...The problem is that US and western reporters routinely fail to put Venezuela’s shortcomings in context, and refuse to apply a single standard...But US journalists can’t be expected to apply standards of fairness while serving Washington’s agenda.