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Trump Takes Another Swipe at CNN Following Reporters’ Resignations

The president slams the network’s credibility after the resignations of three journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story. (Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci, a subject of the story, is pictured.)

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE


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How a Washington Post Columnist Whitewashes Saudi Arabia’s Actions

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the U.S. heaps praise on work by journalist David Ignatius and uses the media to push for war.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE



Leaked NSA Report Is Short on Facts, Proves Little in ‘Russiagate’ Case

The document allegedly leaked by whistleblower Reality Winner reinforces assertions made by President Trump that the Russia story is fake news.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE



Are We Getting the Trump-Russia Story Right?

With scoops based on leaks and unnamed sources, news consumers should view all reports on the investigation with skepticism.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE



Fake Ads in the Time of Trump

The recent focus on the viability of news stories has overshadowed another method of spreading false political information.

Posted on May 24, 2017 READ MORE



In Tweet Storm, Trump Warns Comey, Suggests Ending Press Briefings

In a series of Twitter posts early Friday, the president appears to threaten the FBI director he fired and proposes to “cancel all future ‘press briefings’ ” to combat the “Fake Media.”

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE



Former President Obama Has a New Job: Control the Official Narrative of American Exceptionalism

Barack Obama now must protect the ruling class, the empire and his role in maintaining the empire: his legacy.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE



American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell

This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE



Yes, Sweden Is a Paradise Lost—but Not Because of Immigration

In a whirlwind of rumors, Sweden has come to occupy a central role, cast as the innocent, naive, white country in the North that has collapsed because of its own goodness.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE



The Deep State, Explained

America’s Deep State is harder to find than those abroad but could get stronger under Trump.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE


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Posted on Mar 29, 2017 ENLARGE    


Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity He’s ‘Bad for America’

The former “Nightline” journalist has a bone to pick with Hannity (pictured), and he’s not hesitant to do it on the Fox News anchor’s own show.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



A Last Chance for Resistance

Unless we act now, Americans will remember 2017 as the year their naive belief in the recovery of democracy died under the heel of despotism.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Awkward Meeting With German Chancellor Angela Merkel

President Trump slipped up and called the U.S. a “company,” ignored Merkel’s request for a handshake and said a German reporter’s question was based on “fake news.”

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE



Frightbart

The view from Steve Bannon’s propaganda site will scare the bejeezus out of you, which is its point.

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative

Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 READ MORE



Fake News and Donald Trump’s War on Truth

The Trump administration has skillfully turned the notion of fake news on its head and weaponized it against the media.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Pauses Fake-News Crusade to Spread Fake News on Kuwaiti Immigration

The president shares an article that claims Kuwait barred people from five Muslim-majority countries. The post—since proved false—remains on Trump’s Facebook page.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE



Will Facebook’s System to Detect Fake News Lead to Censorship?

There’s a difference between muckraking and fake news. Determining the difference is too difficult for a computer, even one with the smartest kind of artificial intelligence.

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 READ MORE


Kellyanne Conway Offers ‘Olive Branch,’ More Spin in CNN Interview With Jake Tapper

Tapper may have taken the president’s counselor to task on Tuesday’s episode of “The Lead,” but consider the (news) source before chalking one up for journalistic integrity.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ That Never Happened

The new administration’s spokespersons are happy to deal in fake news when it promotes the Trump worldview.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE



Discredited Former New York Times Reporter Disregards Her Own Record While Smearing Chelsea Manning

Judith Miller says the whistleblower cost American lives. She’s one to talk.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE


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Posted on Jan 12, 2017 ENLARGE



Fake News and the New McCarthyism

Charges of Russian interference in our election should be investigated but ought not to become an occasion to harass domestic critics of U.S. policy. 

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 READ MORE



‘Fake News’ in America: Homegrown, and Far From New

For decades, the media have been dominated by manufactured reports. This skillful manipulation of information erased the lines between fact and opinion and gave rise to the demagogue who will sit in the Oval Office.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE



Investigation Into ‘PropOrNot Blacklist Case’ Finds Shoddy Methods and an Ominous Potential

The shadowy group PropOrNot has accused Truthdig and more than 200 other websites of being conduits for Russian propaganda, and a Washington Post article gave those allegations wide exposure. Veteran reporter Bill Boyarsky delves into the matter. 

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald: MSNBC Intelligence Analyst Perpetuated ‘Fake News’ to Discredit WikiLeaks

Greenwald writes that the network disputed the Podesta emails based on false information from a Hillary Clinton supporter.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE



White Supremacy, U.S. Exceptionalism and Capitalist Dogma Are All ‘Fake News’

The greater the contrast between the official narrative and unfolding reality, the more intense the regime’s crisis of legitimacy becomes.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie Sanders Urges Students to Demand That Progressive Voices Be Heard

In light of recent stories claiming that fake news rigged the election, the former Democratic presidential candidate encourages using the internet as a means to “get good information out to people.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



American Alarm Over Supposed Russian Propaganda Is ‘Only the Old Panic in a New Guise’

Jack Shafer of Politico Magazine explores the history of propaganda in the United States and explains why it is crucial that Americans remember that it “has always been with us and always will be.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 6, 2016 ENLARGE    



Truthdiggers of the Week: Journalists Who Ripped Washington Post, PropOrNot for McCarthyite Hogwash

Many reporters rallied around Truthdig and other news sites that were erroneously tarred as pro-Russian propagandists by a dubious blacklist that had been given undeserved credence by the Post.

Posted on Dec 3, 2016 READ MORE



How Rupert Murdoch and Fox Created the Fake News Industry

The majority of “news” items reported on Fox apparently can’t stand up to dispassionate inquiry.

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 READ MORE



Who’s Really to Blame for Fake News

Look in the mirror, America.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE


Why Corporate-Owned News Is ‘the Biggest Fake News That Helped Elect Trump’

The Real News Network’s Paul Jay sits down with journalist Abby Martin to discuss Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Jill Stein’s recount effort and why mainstream media conflates “against-the-grain” investigative journalism with Russian propaganda.

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bad Faith Comes From More Than One Corner

Defeat has many parents, and buck-passing cannot be the national pastime.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE



Website Spreads Doctored Video to Pin 2015 Fatal Beating on Current Post-Election Protesters

On Saturday, a false report was posted online. It was based on footage of a beating that took place in North Philadelphia last year, and it was altered to give the impression that the event had just happened—and that anti-Trump demonstrators were the perpetrators.

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE



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Breitbart Site Duped by Fake Paul Krugman Bankruptcy Story

A Breitbart.com editor fell hook, line and sinker for a satirical story that claimed economist Krugman had filed for personal bankruptcy after accumulating more than $7 million in debt. The New York Times columnist took to his blog to respond to the hoax Monday.

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 READ MORE


American Dream Declared Dead

In case you didn’t notice, the American dream is officially dead, and The Onion News Network has the footage to prove it. Watch aghast as one small-business owner runs out of steam after a particularly complacency-inducing session in front of the tube.

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN


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