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Left Progressive Media Inside The Propaganda Model

In a recent study by Peter Philips and the Project Censored team, the progressive US press is appraised for coverage of “sensitive” issues. The authors ask: “Are independent media strong … Continue reading

3 August, 2009 · 9 Comments

Helen Thomas: Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama Administration

Helen Thomas, a mainstream media elder spokeswoman, is sharper than other members of the US press corps half her age. This testy exchange between White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs … Continue reading

4 July, 2009 · 1 Comment

Extra! Extra! Hasbara inserts in US newspapers

It seems lots of freebies come as newspaper inserts these days, some innocuous like posters and memorabilia and music cds, others far more dangerous like the ‘terror’ dvd distributed in … Continue reading

16 June, 2009 · 7 Comments

Responses to Obama's Speech: An Attitudinal National and Ethnic Divide?

Links added In scanning the progressive press, I’d like to add an observation to Idrees’ survey of the online reaction to Obama’s speech about an interesting pattern that seems to … Continue reading

5 June, 2009 · 22 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"