Boris the Stupid

I used to refer to Boris Johnson as a clown. However, his latest pronouncements have forced me to revise my view. I am now forced to the conclusion that Boris is actually stupid.   Yesterday, he went on national television and told the world...

New York Times rewrites history

The New York Times recently launched an advertising campaign asserting its commitment to the truth. Well, a commitment to the truth, albeit newly found, is to be welcomed. Unfortunately, it seems the New York Times' newly found concern for the truth...

Evidence free news

The latest piece of evidence free news being propagated by the corporate news media is the claim that Khizr Khan's travel rights are under review and he has therefore had to cancel a planned trip to Canada.   You can find the story pretty much...

Democrat and corporate media hypocrisy

On Saturday, Donald Trump used Twitter to accuse Obama of wire tapping him during the campaign. The accusation provoked a storm of outrage from the Democrats and the corporate media. Suddenly, the Democrats and the corporate news media are outraged...

Another mistake

When Donald Trump accepted Michael Flynn's resignation, I characterised it as a serious mistake. I said it would embolden his enemies and weaken his allies in his administration.   Yesterday, the Trump administration made another mistake. I...

Learning from experience

Is apparently beyond the neoliberal globalist elite. Today, the European Union's parliament stripped Marine Le Pen of her parliamentary immunity. Her heinous crime? Back in 2015 she posted a tweet that included images of an Islamic State execution....

Nippon Kaigi

One of the major sources of bias in the media is the bias of omission. The lack of coverage of Nippon Kaigi, not only in the Western corporate news media, but even in the Japanese media, is serious silence. Nippon Kaigi is an organisation that ought...

Denying freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is under attack. Its enemies are legion. Freedom of speech is opposed by liberals (which is ironic), by politicians, by the corporate media, by celebrities, by scientists (which is beyond ironic), by teachers, by health...

Climate Change predictions

Climate Change science has a history. This is very useful, as one can track predictions over time. Here is a reminder of what the Climate Change scientists were predicting back in 1975. Whatever your position on this issue, knowing something of the...

Hollywood politics

The so called documentary, White Helmets, was awarded an Oscar last night. The smart Hollywood people are either wilfully blind or are knowingly supporting Islamic terrorism. There really is no other possibility.   The White Helmets are a...

Dividing Americans

The Washington Post has a nice hit piece on Donald Trump. It asserts the results of two polls show that the majority of Americans are embarrassed by Trump, think he is dishonest, lacks leadership skills, is hot-tempered, does not share their values...

Washington Post's new motto

The Washington Post has a new motto: Democracy Dies in Darkness. They also have an article celebrating the fact that a survey says that more people trust the media to tell the truth than trust Donald Trump. And of course, they are very happy to cite...

Amnesty International's politics

For anyone who still thinks Amnesty International is a non-political organisation exclusively concerned with defending human rights, a reading of its current Annual Report is strongly recommended. The Report is more concerned with Donald Trump's...

The absurdity of propaganda

It is commonly assumed that the purpose of propaganda is to persuade people to believe falsehoods. Well it helps, but it is merely incidental. The primary purpose is to create a loyalty test. Here's the narrative, the propagandists says, and you have...

Le Pen's political theatre

The term political theatre is often employed in a dismissive fashion. However, sometimes political theatre can be effective politics. Today Marine Le Pen employed a piece of political theatre to great effect.   A scheduled meeting with the Grand...

Russophobia madness

The latest example of the madness of Russophobia is an article in the Telegraph. It claims that Russia plotted to assassinate the prime minister of Montenegro and otherthrow the government. The "evidence" offered to support the accusation consists of...

Fake news threatens democracy, says NPR

An NPR article by Danielle Kurtzleben argues that fake news constitutes a serious threat to democracy. Contrary to what you might expect, she is not concerned with organisations such as the Washington Post and CNN and the BBC and all the rest pouring...

Seeing the world differently

Yesterday, Donald Trump provided a short notice press conference. It lasted for just over an hour. For the bulk of the time, Trump lambasted the news media. He told CNN's Acosta that he was no longer calling CNN fake news, he was now calling it "very...

Meddling in foreign presidential election

According to the American political-media elite, for a foreign state to attempt to influence a presidential election would be utterly outrageous. I suspect the French agree.   WikiLeaks has published CIA documents which show that the US...

Venezuela brands CNN as fake news

Over the wekend President Maduro branded CNN as fake news. He accused CNN of spreading false stories and attempting to incite violence and undermine the country's sovereignty. He told CNN to get out. Yesterday, the Venezuelan telecommunications...

Trump makes a serious mistake

Donald Trump has accepted Michael Flynn's resignation. This is a serious mistake. It constitutes a victory for the CIA and the Pentagon; one which will only encourage the "deep state" in their attempt to undermine Trump's presidency. This is a victory...

Ukraine on Fire

This is a documentary you should watch. Unfortunately, it is one you are unlikely to watch. The flim provides a brilliant antidote to western political-media propaganda. It focuses on the 2014 coup, locating it in its historical context. In doing so,...

Undermining the rule of law

If political debates were marked for their quality, the current debate on illegal immigration in the US would be awarded a negative number.   The pro-illegal-immigration side cannot even bring themselves to use accurate terminology. Their...

CIA present anti-terrorism award to Saudi prince

Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, has presented Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef with the George Tenet award for his work in combatting terrorism and promoting peace and security.   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the world's biggest sponsor...

Amnesty International and fake news

Amnesty International has produced an expensive report on Syrian crimes against humanity. It is detailed, includes video, and designed to be emotive.   The report has received extensive coverage by the corporate news media. The BBC, CNN, and the...