…corporate msm, kunduz, and reality…

…just when you think that stark reality would provoke responsibility…

In the face of all evidence to the contrary, WaPo insists on finding its own truth, under the guise of quoting some ‘authority, Hospital in airstrike was ‘a Taliban base,’ Afghan official says

But Doctors Without Borders strongly disputed suggestions that any Taliban fighters were inside its hospital at the time of the attack, which killed at least 22 people and left 37 others critically hurt.

Yes, some ‘Afghan official says’, thereby implying complicity of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) with the Taliban. Read the rest of this entry »

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…nobel committee and fifa, and bestowing awards…

…appearance is not really substance, a hologram is not real, really…

So, in September 2015, a confession? RT would inform us, Ex-Nobel committee exec regrets Obama Peace Prize. Long-held suspicions about that Committee had been conclusively confirmed with that infamous award in 2009. As we now learn from a Damascene repentant, who has written a book, Read the rest of this entry »


…us msm, ensnared in its webb of deception?…

…and headed, herded to a zero, dark, dark future?…

Journalistic integrity, protean concept to the MSM. As if any further evidence were needed on the role of the corporate US MSM in not fully informing, ‘misleading’ (?), the public on matters on which the public should be dutifully and truthfully informed, now comes a movie. Immediately coming to mind are thoughts like ‘dereliction of duty’, ‘gross irresponsibility and culpability’. First, the irony of that word, ‘democracy’, takes us on a journey, and Glenn Greenwald is the guide, WHAT ‘DEMOCRACY’ REALLY MEANS IN U.S. AND NEW YORK TIMES JARGON: LATIN AMERICA EDITION. An excerpt that will inspire the journey.

One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of “democracy” in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military coup in Venezuela, which temporarily removed that country’s democratically elected (and very popular) president, Hugo Chávez. Rather than describe that coup as what it was by definition – a direct attack on democracy by a foreign power and domestic military which disliked the popularly elected president – the Times, in the most Orwellian fashion imaginable, literally celebrated the coup as a victory for democracy:

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…1914, fall of eagles; 2014, fall of eagle?…

…the bbc may well have a starring part in this update to its earlier documentary…

Since many revel in hysteria. Yazidis on a mountain! Thousands! Millions! Tens of millions! Genocide awaits! The ‘humanitarian’ US must act now! Oh, that was the rationale for bombing Iraq once again, where a ruthless IS band is still on a rampage against very expensively trained soldiers who just scamper off at the mere mention of the name ‘IS’. As sudden as their appearance, the Yazidis have vanished from the MSM headlines as the urge for Perpetual War is being sated from that successful deception. And, yes, in Iraq that very IS group had been lopping heads off, as just one of its many other life ending atrocities. [And that head lopping off business has also been going on in, say, Mexico?]

So onto Syria, not to Iraq whose Prime Minister had relinquished his British citizenship only shortly before his inauguration as PM. It is in Syria, where IS, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, would choose to insult and threaten, of all countries, the exceptionalist US and its Western allies of fallen empires. But, before getting to those threats, a digression. Read the rest of this entry »


…journalism and propaganda, the greenwald reminder…

…from any situation in Argentina to similar in the Ukraine, the MSM should not be mere ‘echo chamber’ of  ‘the international community’…

Glenn Greenwald late last year had appeared on the BBC’s Newsnight via video link-up. Its presenter, Kirsty Wark, would interview Greenwald. That exchange provided the proof, if any were needed, of the perils of the unthinking parroting of official assertions as indisputable facts. (Being invited to official social functions can be a powerful stupefying narcotic?) The tenor of Wark’s interview betrayed that corporation’s agenda. Unfortunately for Ms Wark the interview did raise and continues to raise the obvious question, based on what criteria did and do people like her get such jobs? To be exposed as incompetent but not be embarrassed is one criterion? And Wark is ‘better’ than most of those in the US, which is telling. Read the rest of this entry »


…first look – journalism, a renaissance?…

O, Happy Day!

Today we have the new journalism venture in which feature Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Laura Poitras, and Marcy Wheeler of emptywheel, among others.

And what an auspicious launch this is, though the site,  https://firstlook.org/theintercept/ now gives an error 503 – likely site overload. However, the staff information on Greenwald so far remains available, Glenn Greenwald

To expect shenanigans should go without saying – the US MSM has been served the Letter of Incompetence, of Dereliction of Duty. The survival of corporate electronic and print media is now at stake – if being imperial stenographer or echo chamber remains their mission. Add to this the existing blogs and new media, and we see a brighter future for journalism.

…As Edward Snowden had famously said, ‘The truth is coming…’ Drones at the ready?…


…et tu, ruthie?… and other news nuggets…

…interludes, one comical, sort of; and others, not so comical…

The bold and the unabashedly uninformed. While on 2 January, 2014 the NYT, loyal establishment stenographer, made a tentative first step toward regaining a modicum of the credibility it had so wantonly squandered over the last several years, another proud news pillar of the US ‘printocracy’ merely plods on. The thing is that one of some repute within that ‘printocracy’ had defected, and spectacularly so, from mindless regurgitation of ‘accepted wisdom’. It would be in late December 2013 that Eugene Robinson of WaPo would boldly defect from the made-for-tv ‘liberal’ herd as he pronounced, Edward Snowden, Person of the Year.

Yet, despite something of that Damascene moment occurring in some places, it would take another within the herd to ill-advisedly seek plaudits as loyal evangelist. Robinson’s commentary and the NYT’s editorial board would prove insufficient to control the impulsive quill of the conditioned shill. What would then be funny (?), perhaps unintended, was to invite that illustrious personage to discuss her wisdom, as expressed in her Edward Snowden, the insufferable whistleblower, and do so with someone totally fluent in language, written and spoken, and comprehensively knowledgeable in the topics of discussion. Amid the howls of derision provoked what comes across is the obviousness of the sheer, dismaying lightness, utter vacuousness of these establishment ‘opinion shapers’ (propagandists). Is there some law that prohibits admission of ignorance? Or is it just blind loyalty to the agenda and the payment therefor? Read the rest of this entry »