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Propaganda? What Propaganda? Western Media Monopoly vs Alternative and Non-Western Media

I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity.

Peter Lavelle   Global Research / Rise Up Times

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/newspaperpile-400x216.jpgNovember 18, 2014 | We have recently been hearing a lot about information wars, propaganda and bullhorns. The pitch of this kind of belligerent rhetoric has increased sharply since the advent of the western-induced crisis in Ukraine.

The mainstream media’s echo chamber claim about Russian media goes something like this: “Russian media is powerful and effective because it is well-funded propaganda.” Really? Having worked in Russian media for well over a decade, I observe it focusing on foreign audiences in a very different way: it challenges the West’s hegemonic grip on shaping and controlling the global media agenda.

Peter Lavelle is the host of RT's shows CrossTalk and On the Money, and was the anchor of the review programme In Context and the commentary series IMHO. Peter Lavelle has extensive experience in academia and the world of business. 

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Bill Cosby loses control: Comedian no longer dictating the narrative — and it’s about time.

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As Barbara Bowman and other women continue to speak out, the press is finally catching up. Here's what happens next.

Katie McDonough, Salon

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Monday, Nov 17, 2014 | This weekend, NPR “Weekend Edition” host Scott Simon did his job. He covered the news. During an interview with Bill Cosby about the comedian’s recent philanthropic work, Simon asked about the rape allegations that have been following him, publicly for more than a decade and privately since the 1980s. Simon asked because the allegations, though not new, are, in fact, news. And, as he explained on-air, “I’m in the news business.”

Cosby’s response was, as ever, total silence. His lawyer then released a statement saying Cosby “does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment.”

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice.

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Special Project | Media Behaving Badly: Week Ending November 16, 2014

"The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover." --Al Franken

  • 8 New items including:
    • Even KSTP's Response To Its Racist 'Gang Signs' Story Is Racist
    • Who Rules Public TV?
    • Shepard Smith: 'Do Not Listen To The Hysterical Voices' In The Media About Ebola
    • The Fourth Estate in Flames: On the US Media's Award-Winning War Propaganda
    • How the Media Conditions, Controls, and Programs Society (Video)
    • Special Project | Media Behaving Badly, October 2, 2014
    • Does the Public Want More War?
    • NPR Serves One Master and it's not the Public

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Dave Granlund

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Even KSTP's Response To Its Racist 'Gang Signs' Story Is Racist, Jason Linkins & Ryan Grim, Huffington Post

The story here is that KSTP blew this story badly, and needs to admit it and take its lumps. Then the people at KSTP need to ask themselves how they'd like to live in the kind of world they have constructed for Gordon.

We called KSTP for comment and here's what its recorded answering service advised us: "If you have a tip and suspect welfare fraud, press 4."

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Who Rules Public TV? Aldo Guerrero, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

  • Corporate sector overwhelmingly dominates public TV governing boards
  • Public TV: Where the One Percent Rule
  • PBS Censors  "Citizen Koch" documentary

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Shepard Smith: 'Do Not Listen To The Hysterical Voices' In The Media About Ebola, Adam GoldbergHuffington Post

  • Smith stressed, "I report to you with certainty this afternoon that being afraid at all is the wrong thing to do." He called media-stoked Ebola panic "counterproductive", saying that it "lacks basis in fact or reason."
  • Shepard Smith Blasts Media's 'Irresponsible' Ebola Hysteria.

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The Fourth Estate in Flames: On the US Media's Award-Winning War Propaganda, Medea Benjamin, Common Dreams

  • The credit for selling Obama’s war on ISIS must go to the mainstream American media.
  • The Media and War, June 27, 2014

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Daryl Cagle

 

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How the Media Conditions, Controls, and Programs Society (Video), the Arcane Front 

Through TV, the power elite have succeeded in creating a distracted, misinformed, divided, and class-driven society suffering historical amnesia and completely oblivious to true realities of their surroundings.

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Special Project | Media Behaving Badly, October 2, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Does the Public Want More War? Peter Hart,  Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

  • Wait a second. People who want the US to "solve problems" are asking the US to "flex muscle"?
  • The Media and War, June 27, 2014

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NPR Serves One Master and it's not the PublicCompiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1: NPR Is Laundering CIA Talking Points to Make You Scared of NSA Reporting
  • Part 2: NPR Serves One Master and it's not the Public
  • Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity, and Coulter intentionally tore America apart

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In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality

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  • Grassroots groups say new White House plan 'may have saved the Internet at the moment it was in the greatest jeopardy.'
  • As the FCC has the final word on the net neutrality debate, advocates say that the "struggle" is not yet over. 

Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams

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goesbig.jpg?itok=KC57_p0WDays ahead of the President's statement calling for Internet protection, demonstrators protested in front of the White House in support of net neutrality. (Photo: Joseph Gruber/cc/flickr)

Monday, November 10, 2014 | Responding to the call of millions of Americans and years of grassroots campaigning, President Obama on Monday took what net neutrality proponents called a "major step" towards the protection of the Internet by issuing a statement calling for the safeguarding of "one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known."

Obama's new policy framework calls for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify the Internet as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would make it subject to public control and regulation, like water and electricity, thus preventing corporate Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, from using their monopoly control to dominate the web.

Lauren McCauley: staff writer, Common Dreams

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