Watch John Pilger in this commentary on Russia Tonight on the British Government’s accusations against Russia over the poisoning of the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.
The Game Plan
Nunes and Trump know that Rupert Murdoch’s lying Fox Cable News will be happy to become The Nunes Memo Network 24/7. They know that Sinclair radio stations (which have virtually taken over radio news nationally) will play it up big time. They know that NewsMax and Breitbart and other right wing webzines will beat this drum continually. They know that YouTube celebrities with millions of followers such as Alex Jones will spread the word of the perfidy of the FBI, or the “Kenyan FBI” as they likely will call it.
They already have 36% of voters and just need to create doubts in or support for Trump in 15% of voters who are independents, and they keep winning politically.
Research shows that people with idees fixes don’t change their minds just because they are presented with factual information that challenges them. In fact, they dig in. Thus, by the time the minority Democratic report comes out, many Republicans will be so wedded to the Nunes narrative that it will be very difficult to dislodge their certainty.
But, no, for the Times it is deemed far more important to put on its front page a story surrounding the findings of a ‘scientific’ study claiming that, wait for it, “attractive people have a tendency to be more right-wing.”
Just think about this for a moment: this is a story that was carried on the front page not of one of Britain’s array of cheap right-wing tabloids, whose bread and butter is the sensational, salacious and sordid; but the front page of a supposedly serious newspaper, popular with the country’s political and business elite.
Just when I started thinking how pleasant it is here in New Zealand where the press don’t report everything that the person leading the Liberal Party says – they don’t even report on what the titular head, Turnbuckle, says – the person determining policy pops up in London to explain that just because scientists agree that doesn’t mean that they’re right.
Fox News host Sean Hannity turned his radio show into a platform for embattled former colleague Bill O’Reilly to undermine the reports of sexual harassment that led Fox to terminate his employment earlier this year, and repeatedly urged him to return to the network. Hannity’s decision to take the side of his former colleague over his employer provides more evidence that he is a rogue actor who is no longer restrained by the network.
The Australian, a Murdoch paper usually in favour of drum beating reactionary politics, found this particular idea dazzling for its original stupidity. “The proposal to invade Iraq raises the issue of Mr Abbott’s judgment – it was made two months before his decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip.” Trump would have been impressed with both.If deploying Australian armed personnel into a Ukrainian war zone to consolidate an air crash site was possible, he would also step up to the mark. This nugget surfaced in the revelations of former Australian Army officer James Brown, who called this “the clearest case in recent times of a prime minister struggling to grasp the limits of Australian military power”.
“A culture has developed whereby it’s acceptable to vilify, mock, abuse and shame anyone who stands in the way or even raise questions about whether we should legalise same-sex marriage. I have been called a homophobe, a bigot and been told that my views are disgusting,”
(No Voters & Right wing Press Claiming Victimhood. Senator Canavan tells yes voters and their kids to get a spine)
“Senator Canavan, a Nationals MP who said people should stop being “delicate little flowers”.
“Can’t we just all grow a spine and grow up? The debate hasn’t been that bad,” Senator Canavan said in response to warnings from the National Mental Health Commission last week. The worst of the debate had actually come from “vile tweets and statements we’ve heard from ‘yes’ campaigners”, he said.
Sydney police launch an investigation after the cast and audience of a play about a gay love story have their tyres slashed.
This is what Sean Hannity’s Fox News show is like on a daily basis. It’s pure propaganda, an effort to support the president at every turn, while castigating his enemies — particularly the press. His viewers are living in an alternate reality — one that he’s carefully crafted to benefit Trump.
Five lies that are ricocheting infinitely within the right-wing media bubble
6 months later: Trump’s war on the press, by the numbers
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Media Matters to Ofcom: Latest developments at Fox News prove the Murdochs aren’t fit to take over Sky
Media Matters president Angelo Carusone released the following statement after Fox News co-president Bill Shine, a long-time Roger Ailes ally, resigned from the network. Shine’s departure comes just two weeks after Fox News was forced to fire Bill O’Reilly when advertisers boycotted his show because of reports of serial sexual harassment:
Breitbart’s xenophobic “Sweden YES” tag is a dog whistle to the “alt-right,” and the misleading articles marked with the label serve as the foundation for the outlet’s anti-immigrant campaign in both Europe and the United States.In a March 17 interview with NBC News, Breitbart.com’ Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow at
Remember the headlines about the death of free speech. Remember the editorials? The Herald-Sun saw it thus: “But should there be a law to protect people from being offended? Gagging people from fairly and legitimately held opinions is censorship. It is a basic denial of freedom of speech, which was pointed out by Attorney-General George…
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly downplayed the widespread attacks former President Obama faced by right-wing media outlets because of Donald Trump’s birther smears. Conservative media, including Fox News, regularly repeated Trump’s false claim that Obama wasn’t born in the country and called for him to release his birth certificate. In 2011, Fox host
Neo-Nazis, white nationalists and antisemites say leftist media is empowering the far right by covering them – and making certain hate terms meaningless
The nonprofit Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) surveyed coverage of immigration detention — or stories about immigrants detained by the U.S. government — in “a variety of media outlets” from 2009 to 2016 and found evidence that right-wing outlets routinely criminalize immigrants in their coverage. The study
Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow is laying the groundwork to blame editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ critics following the emergence of a video in which Yiannopoulos apparently justified sexual abuse of a minor by an adult. According to Marlow, there are “millions of examples of the left normalizing behavior similar to what Milo describes,
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer will participate in an “exclusive interview” with “alt-right” website Breitbart.com — a development that underscores the growing relationship between the Trump administration and the notoriously inflammatory outlet.Breitbart announced the interview in a February 8 post, touting an “exc
She coined and said the White House was entitled to “alternative facts”
Alan Austin has a few tactics to help us win the oncoming war against #fakenews and #posttruth.
Radio host and prominent Donald Trump ally Alex Jones was told by an RT host that Russian President Vladimir Putin asked him to “say hi to Alex.” Jones has claimed that he was told years ago that “Putin’s a big listener” and was previously informed that the “Russian government listens to” his show and the Kremlin parti
A potentially devastating oil spill has poisoned a creek just 200 miles from Cannon Ball, North Dakota, prompting health officials to notify residents.
Since the around the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, past comments regarding the President-elect’s questionable relationship with his daughter Ivanka managed to raise…
On Saturday, a false report was posted online. It was based on footage of a beating that took place in North Philadelphia last year, and it was altered to give the impression that the event had just happened—and that anti-Trump demonstrators were the perpetrators.
Donald Trump Jr. promoted an “alt-right” video on his Twitter account that suggests Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign is engaged in satanism and her aides are trying to “kidnap your children, make them disappear, sell them into all kinds of things.” The video features “alt-right” bloggers Vox Day, who claims blacks are inf
A conspiratorial screed from the National Rifle Association imagines a future where the presidency of Hillary Clinton causes the rise of a new chapter of ISIS — ISUS, the “Islamic State in The United States” — culminating in a nuclear attack on U.S. soil. In a November 7 article in its online magazine America’s 1st Freedom, the NRA
In an interview, Jay Rosen explores six ways the media can move past bogus neutrality — and rebuild public trust
Foreign-owned rag, The Australian, is outraged by foreign influence of environment groups fighting foreign-owned Adani coal mine.
Lessons learnt from a day watching the (fantastically biased) American cable news networks.
In recent years American elections have proved to be fertile grounds for new media organisations.
A cloud of “gloom” and “dismay” hangs over The Wall Street Journal’s newsroom, where journalists are reportedly disappointed with the paper’s superficial election coverage and “‘flattering’” treatment of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Reporters at the Journal, whose parent company News Corp. is chaired by Rupe
Fox News’ media critic Howard Kurtz attributed a fake quote to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, predicting that she would have to answer in tonight’s presidential debate for calling primary opponent Bernie Sanders’ supporters a “bucket of losers.” But Snopes.com and BuzzFeed have already reported that this quote — origina
Governor says authorities have not found ties between explosion in Manhattan that injured 29 people and ISIL.
“This is going to end very badly”
Bolt’s predictions last year were that 1mill plus refugees invaded Germany . He reduced that to 600,000, the official numbers in his latest and recent blogs, simply because the official data showed the 1 million figure was obvious bullshit. However he’s back again saying the 2015 number was a million 400,000 more than the official figure why, for impact alone.
How disappointed is he that this year’s estimate is only 250 – 300 k a little over the 220,000 of Australia’s immigration intake. Germany is a country with X4 times our population so comparatively the 600,000 input in 2015 is 33% proportionately less than us. Consequently the truth in fact ” is not as bad as it seems” .
With aging populations small towns in Germany are crying out for immigrants to replace their dying populations. Like Shepparton in Australia they are only too grateful for newcomers who have integrated exceptionally well when welcomed. You can’t rely on Andrew Bolt for any truth in news can you! He’s the Arthur Daley of media selling truth without wheels no without an engine.
Immigrants in Sweden are beginning to get homesick and apparently leaving the EU in greater numbers something Bolt doesn’t tell you, which indicates they never arrived for economic opportunity alone. Bolt’s greatest argument was these people were economic refugees. In fact the poorest remain in camps outside the EU. These people are in fact home sick. So Andrew Bolt not only exaggerating the numbers but he isn’t even attempting to quote nett annual numbers. He’s simply putting in numbers to feed his imaginary story to whip up fear. Incoming refugee numbers are dropping and outgoing are increasing which simply says if the wars the West began stop Bolt’s Muslim invasion is little more than a right wing fantasy. Nigel Farage Bolt’s not he is however worse and more like Trump even a bigger liar supported by News Corp. Who is also all biggest media support of all three.
Based on current staffing, it looks more like Donald Trump is trying to launch a media company rather than win a campaign. Here’s how it could happen.