…us msm, all the news that’s fit to be vetted?…

…truth, lack of truth, and consequences…

Clearly, it was again premature to declare, ‘Mission Accomplished’ for that lot in the ‘Kill the Messenger’ project. That thing about the past appearing, and suddenly, all too suddenly.

The release of the movie, ‘Kill the Messenger’, instead of eliciting ‘mea culpas’ from the complicit MSM, seems to have had the opposite effect, further attacks on the messenger, Gary Webb, who had committed suicide. Unfortunately facts tend to have an inconvenient way of not disappearing from public view, despite the MSM’s best efforts.

For the MSM: Ignoring Narco-trafficking Contras even in the US, the Price of US Freedom?

The economist, Dean Baker, in his post, In Context of Accusations of CIA Drug Smuggling, WaPo Calls $10 Million a Week “Relatively Small”, of 19 Oct affirms the delinquency of the protagonists, here WaPo, then dissects the economics of the assertion made by WaPo’s Jeff Leen, Read the rest of this entry »

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…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?…