Independent Press

A Boycott App to Stop the Corporate Media Smear Machine: The Cuomo

Based on a dipshit politician convinced that support of a boycott movement against Israeli companies constitutes a criminal act, this app was proposed. In the Old South, authorities tried to punish blacks that participated in the bus boycotts, so they tried to arrest any black people they saw walking. It backfired. An app like this could automatically boycott businesses behind this attack on free speech. […]

Cloak and Dagger

New Evidence of Artillery Fire from Russia

“I can state with complete confidence that information this important would not be released in this way,” [Paul] Roberts said. “If this was released by the State Department which I doubt, it is so unprofessional; it would mean that the State Department is trying to spread propaganda about Russia on social media …. The US government has been desperate to produce information to back up its claims. It would not release information in this way,” he said, adding that anyone can spread information on social media.

Paul Craig Roberts, columnist and head of the Institute for Political Economy […]

Books

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and the Media

Plato’s classic Allegory of the Cave may best explain the true challenge of disabusing the masses from the “shadows” on the cave wall which we are taught from birth to perceive as real forms. These shadows are everything from false or hateful political/religious ideologies to scientific racism; just about anything that is bartered as truth and fact. […]

Hillary Clinton

Why Murdoch Really Loves Hillary

Murdoch knows she is a straw candidate, and straw burns easily. After the primaries, he will support the Republican presidential candidate just as he always has, with the usual rabid devotion. He hasn’t done the Democrats any favors, he’s pushing the candidate that he knows his party can easily beat. […]

Censorship

25 Media Disinformation Tactics

“The conventional wisdom these days — as heard on radio talk shows in Virginia, in town meetings in New Mexico, or from taxi drivers in Boston — is that Americans just don’t like the press. What do they think? Would you be surprised to learn that reporters are held in the same low regard as undertakers and insurance salesmen…. and only slightly higher than politicians?” […]