Denouncing violence isn't good enough

The Chicago Sun Times has an editorial proclaiming that President Trump is America's Bigot in Chief. The evidence? Trump denouced the violence at Charlottesville. Apparently, that makes him a bigot. The line of argument is utterly absurd. Apparently,...

Facts are opinions, opinions are facts

It is not that long ago that everyone recognised that whilst everyone was entitled to their own opinions, no one was entitled to their own facts. That doctrine was essential to democracy and the rule of law and respect for human rights. Yet, the...

Salon demands coup

The values of the American self professed liberal left are surely a sight to be hold. Salon magazine has published an incredible article. It demands the overthrow of the legitimately elected president of America because of the violence in...

Fire and Fury

President Trump threatened North Korea with fire and fury such as the world has never seen. This was a response to what Trump, and many Americans, construe as North Korean threats. However, this is completely upside down. It is not North Korea that is...

North Korea and nuclear weapons

Why does North Korea want nuclear weapons? Apparently, Americans find this completely mysterious. Indeed, rather than even attempt to consider the question, they simply define it out of existence by asserting that the leadership of North Korea is...

Corporate media is synonymous with propaganda

The corporate media is just another word for propaganda and disinformation. This truism was neatly and ironically underlined by the Wall Street Journal. The Journal published an article about those pesky Russian propagandists, the Russian state funded...

Never, ever insult the voters

Rule one of electoral politics is never, ever insult the voters. One would have thought this was something every professional politician would know in their very bones.   Apparently not.   Hillary Clinton infamously described tens of...

Corporate media propaganda by silence

The US, France, the United Kingdom and the Ukraine blocked a United Nations move to condemn a jihadist attack on the Russian embassay in Damascus. This ought to be headline news. Yet the corporate media are completely silent.   The actions of...

CNN has gone completely insane

So Stephen Miller publicly rebuked CNN's Jim Acosta for his bias and ignorance at a White House press briefing. (The rebuke was well deserved, by the way.) Well, CNN were not going to meekly take such insults and turn the other cheek. They have hit...

Trump trumps the Never-Trumpers

With overwhelming majorities, both the House and the Senate passed a bill on sanctions. The bill completely tied the hands of the president, requiring him to seek congressional permission before reducing sanctions. This was a clear attempt to usurp...

Fakery at CNN

It is hardly any wonder that Fareed Zakaria works for CNN. He is as fake as their news, which is saying something.   Mr Zakaria likes to represent himself as an intellectual. Yet he resorts to plagiarism for the mere purpose of producing (fake...

North Korea: a military option

The virtually unanimous opinion of all sensible and informed people on the issue of North Korea is that there is no military option. Lindsay Graham completely rejected this consensus. He claimed that there is a military option: the destruction of...

Trump, the Internet and policy making

After President Trump bombed Syria in April, Seymour Hersh claimed that he had done so because he preferred the "evidence" of the jihadi propaganda he was watching on television to the information he was provided by the intelligence and military.  ...

CIA buys the news

Udo Ulfkotte's expose of how the CIA uses the corporate media to promote disinformation is being suppressed. The publishers of the English translation, Tayen Lane, have clearly sabotaged the book. It does not even appear on their website. Amazon lists...

Russia responds to Obama's sanctions, finally

On his way out of the White House, President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia. He expelled diplomats and confiscated two buildings, supposedly as retaliation for Russia meddling in the US presidential election - an allegation that is still devoid of...

Corporate media love of war

President Trump's ending of the CIA programme of supporting the jihadists in Syria has been greeted with howls of condemnation by the corporate media.   The well known promoter of CIA disinformation and propaganda, the Washington Post, led the...

CIA torture programme designers' defence

The world is full of ironies. The designers of the CIA's torture programme, the psychologists James Mitchell and John Jensen, have cited the supply of poison gas to the Nazis for the murdering of millions of people as their defence against criminal...

Congressional double standards

The US Congress is all in favour of boycotts and sanctions. Well sort of. It all depends.   Congressional representatives in the House and the Senate, across party lines, are all in favour of boycotts and sanctions against Russia, and Iran and...

Trump faux pas

President Trump held a joint press briefing at the White House with Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri. President Trump praised Lebanon for its fight against Islamic State, al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The Lebanese prime minister was clearly too polite...

Clinton campaign invented Russia-gate

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign invented Russia-gate - in 2015.   The campaign had conducted polling on likely Democrat voters. Their analysis showed that Hillary Clinton's biggest weakness was the fact that she and her husband took over...

John Kerry, the Tour de France and Climate Change

John Kerry was a special guest at this year's Tour de France. He took the opportunity to tell the world's media about how pleased he was to be associated with the Tour and especially with the American professional cycling team, Cannondale, due to...

Al Baghdadi alive?

According to General Mattis, the US Defence Secretary, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State is alive. This is just the latest in a series of statements about al Baghdadi that began in June when Russia announced it had conducted an...

McCain's cognitive capacity unchanged

Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. However, doubtless his friends and family will be relieved to learn that it does not appear to have had any effect on his cognitive and moral capacities.   From his hospital bed, McCain...

WaPo and MSNBC know why Russia-gate isn't working

MSNBC finally got curious about why the Russia-gate conspiracy theory isn't working. They probably couldn't avoid it, as a recent poll revealed the depth of the disconnect between American coporate media coverage of the story and Americans' interest....

CNN fake history

According to the Counterfeit News Network, Bastille Day is the French National holiday that marks the anniversay of America's entry into the First World War to help France.   I can only assume that CNN have decided that falsifying contemporary...