Tag Archives: US media

USA | The Gatekeepers for Empire? “Independent Media” Failed Coverage of Syria

By Michael Welch, Daniel Borgstrom, and Vanessa Beeley

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USA | US anti-war activists concerned of new McCarthyism

US web-site anti-war.com issued a special statement after recent spy scandal in US mass-media caused by Trump’s meeting with Russian foreign minister. The editors concede new McCarthyism era in the US history.

USA | The Cold War, Continued: Post-Election Russophobia

by Gary Leupp

Mainstream TV news anchors including MSNBC’s Chris Hayes are reporting as fact—with fuming indignation—that Russia (and specifically Vladimir Putin) not only sought to influence the U.S. election (and—gosh!—promote “doubt” about the whole legitimacy of the U.S. electoral system) but to throw the vote to Donald Trump.

USA | The “fake news” furor and the threat of Internet censorship

By Kevin Reed

In the weeks since the November 8 election, US media reports on the spread of so-called “fake news” during the presidential campaign have increasingly repeated unsubstantiated pre-election claims that the Russian government hacked into Democratic Party email servers to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton. There is more than a whiff of McCarthyism in this crusade against “fake news” on social media and the Internet, with online publications critical of US wars of aggression and other criminal activities being branded as Russian propaganda outlets.

USA | Ukraine and the Dumbed-Down New York Times Columnist

I was reading the latest smug piece by New York Times columnist Timothy Egan, when I came across the most amusing example of being what you’re criticizing.