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...

On freedom of speech

Freedom of expression is not just a right, it is essential. Freedom of expression is fundamental to being human, both as an individual and as a society. Yet, nothwithstanding the fact that everyone says they are in favour of freedom of expression, it...

The undocumented take control of the narrative

In an earlier post I criticised an article by Professor Elliott Sperber. The professor had tried to argue that using violence to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking was actually a defence of freedom of speech - a tricky argument to make, and...

Creating fake news

The corporate news media are masters of fake news. They have many techniques at their disposal. The most obvious, deliberate lying, is the least preferred, as it is relatively weak. It is nevertheless utilised, especially on foreign policy subjects....

Watching the political experts

For anyone who finds the arrogance of political experts amusing, the French presidential election is pure entertainment. First, the experts were absolutely certain that Marine Le Pen could not win the election. They are still saying she has no chance,...

Post-truth

The term post-truth (and its various cognates) has been constantly deployed by the political and media elites recently in a transparent attempt to position themselves as the arbiters of truth. The elites' much avowed commitment to truth is nothing but...

The ruins of the liberal intellect

Counterpunch is a well known journal of the liberal self-avowed left intellectual elite. The current edition is graced with an article by Elliott Sperber. It clearly illustrates the ruins of the liberal intellect.   Professor Sperber's argument...

Numbers really do matter

According to the Soros backed group, Hope Not Hate, Donald Trump has made Islamophobia mainstream. The group has form when it comes to hyperbolic claims about hatred of Muslims. Just over a year ago, it produced a report identifying Islamophobes....

On the totalitarianism of liberalism

Totalitarianism comes in many guises. Not all totalitarians strut around in black shirts. Some times the totalitarians wear the clothes of tolerance, liberalism and compassion.   Last night saw yet another example of the totalitarianism of...

Pelosi's chronology and other such nonsense

Nancy Pelosi has told the world that Donald Trump is responsible for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Apparently, she is unaware that the Obama regime has been contributing to this war on the people of Yemen for years. She also is apparently unaware...

Schumer reduced to tears

Chuck Schumer was reduced to tears by the barbarity of President Trump's executive order on immigration. According to Schumer, the order is un-American and mean-spirited. The judgement is so astounding, I am driven to suspect that he has not even read...

The left died

And no one noticed.   Across the world people still talk about the left as though it existed. Parties still proudly call themselves by left wing names. They call themselves left wing. Their opponents call them left wing. But none of this is as...

Hollywood delusional

The so called documentary, White Helmets, has been nominated for an Oscar. The White Helmets is a terrorist organisation. It specialises in propaganda for al Qaeda and al Zinki and other jihadist, head-choppers. The fact that the Hollywood elite...

Obama undermines Russia hack story

President Obama made a very revealing statement in his final press conference, which completely undermined the Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta emails narrative. Since the election of Donald Trump, the Democrat Party, the CIA and the corporate news...

Faux-left incapable of understanding language

An article in GQ Magazine by Rupert Myers renders plain the inability of the faux-left to even understand the language. The piece asserts "There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant". This claim is just patently false as a matter of the plain...

Eastern Aleppo and the corporate media

The coverage of eastern Aleppo by the corporate news media reveals most clearly that these so called news organisations are nothing more than agents of propaganda.   As the Syrian government forces, with their allies, defeated the jihadist...

How to overthrow a president

A former president warned the people of America about the power of the industrial-military complex. Actually, the draft of his speech referred to the industrial-military-congressional complex. Americans have signally failed to heed his warning. The...