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With Error Fixed, Evidence Against ‘Sarin Attack’ Remains Convincing

New results show even more strongly that a U.S. report on the incident in Syria was wrong. They also suggest that Donald Trump lacked information that justified a missile strike.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 READ MORE


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Bridges, Not Bombs, Would Make Donald Trump Truly Presidential

As our institutions bend and buckle and approach the breaking point, the chief executive bombs Syria and is hailed by an obeisant media.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE


Chris Hedges Criticizes Mainstream Media’s ‘Cheerleading’ for Syria Strike (Video)

The Truthdig columnist explains how “the corporate media has presented precisely the narrative and the images that the deep state wants,” and the deep state in turn manipulates President Trump’s foreign policy decisions.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Corporate Media and D.C. Politicians Praise Trump’s Syrian Airstrikes

Television and print journalists, along with many congressional Democrats, join neoconservatives in offering immediate praise for the bombing.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE



Mainstream Media Soft-Pedaled Mosul Airstrike Headlines, Critics Charge

“[L]eading news networks went out of their way to craft some of the most euphemistic headlines imaginable,” a Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting article says about the recent U.S.-led attacks that killed hundreds of Iraqis.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE


Chris Hedges Explains the Importance of ‘Robust’ Public Broadcasting (Video)

The Truthdig columnist, whose talk show is nominated for a Daytime Emmy, joins correspondent Ashlee Banks to discuss why it’s vital to broadcast dissident voices.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Some in Media Soften Toward Trump After ‘Presidential’ Speech

Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress included what some in the mainstream press considered “extraordinary” moments.

Posted on Mar 1, 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



Journalist Is Fired From Public Radio Show for Questioning Objective Reporting Under Trump

Lewis Wallace had a successful career on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” until he blogged about the meaning of journalistic neutrality.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE



Rachel Maddow Plays Glenn Beck

By pushing anti-Russian McCarthyism as an attack strategy against President Trump, Democrats—and progressives like Maddow—are encouraging a costly and dangerous new Cold War.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE


Allegations of Russian Hacking Cover Up a Larger Issue: Attacks on Independent Journalism

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges argues that politicians are zeroing in on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election to shut down outspoken media.

Posted on Jan 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Jan 12, 2017 ENLARGE



Trump’s Tweets Are a New Form of Governing by Edict

In driving the news, the president-elect’s “tweedicts” gain the power of implied threats.

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 READ MORE



Media, Morality and the Neighbor’s Cow

The value-neutral media “ideal” has left us with a society drained of kindness and mutual responsibility. We must fight against what we’ve wrought.

Posted on Dec 9, 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



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


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


Preserving Independent Journalism and Fighting the New McCarthyism

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and his team discussed the recent Washington Post story that relied heavily on an unsubstantiated source that claims Truthdig and other news outlets are spreading “Russian propaganda.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



CNN Caption Stirs Up Charges of Anti-Semitism

The controversy is symptomatic for the cable news organization in its two-year-long coverage of the presidential campaign. It almost nightly turned the airwaves over to Donald Trump, bloviating at his rallies and saying racist things.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE



Five Donald Trump Headlines More Outrageous Than the ‘Hamilton’ Tiff

The New York Times ran the “Hamilton” story above the fold, while news that Trump had settled student lawsuits over the fraudulent Trump University for $25 million was placed below the fold.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Nov 15, 2016 ENLARGE



The Top Five Most Urgent Climate Change Stories That Mainstream Media Suppressed in Election Year

I use the word “suppressed” quite deliberately. Corporate television outlets in the United States are colluding in a cover-up of the threat of global warming—and have specifically blacked out the crisis with regard to the presidential campaign.

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 READ MORE


Media Frenzy









Posted on Nov 3, 2016 ENLARGE



Chris Hedges and Tavis Smiley Discuss Popular Resistance and the Failure of Mainstream Media

The talk show host asks Hedges about the current election and about what is in store for the United States after Nov. 8.

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 28, 2016 ENLARGE



How We Could End the Permanent State of War

Despite the fact that the war state appears to be riding high, circumstances may favor a frontal challenge to that condition for the first time in many years.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE


Chris Hedges on the Role of the Media in Perpetuating ‘Endless War in the Middle East’

In a new interview, the Truthdig columnist explains how both political parties and the media are accountable for radical terrorism in America—and how it can be stopped.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



There’s No Debate

The candidates and the media have thoroughly corrupted the presidential debates. Our democracy deserves better—and there’s still time for a change.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE



Information or Disinformation? Only 32 Percent of Americans Trust the Media

A new Gallup Poll shows the steepest decline since 1972 in public confidence in the accuracy and fairness of news reporting.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 READ MORE



‘Class of ’27’ Shows How Politicians and Mainstream Media Fail Rural America

The documentary series, which explores educational systems in rural communities across the United States, highlights the effects of poverty often overlooked in our political dialogue.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE


Opposing Views









Posted on Sep 8, 2016 ENLARGE


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Posted on Sep 8, 2016 ENLARGE


Focus on Insult to Obama Obscures a Crisis in Philippines: the Slaughter of Addicts and Drug Sellers

By Emma Niles

President Rodrigo Duterte’s crude comment aimed at President Obama led the White House to cancel a meeting between the two leaders. Media coverage of the controversy does nothing to help raise awareness about the extrajudicial slaying of thousands in the Philippines.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein: ‘The Experience of Democracy’ Is More Important Than Being a Career Politician

The Green Party presidential nominee met with Truthdig staff to talk about how the mainstream media has (and hasn’t) covered her campaign, her qualifications for the nation’s highest office and the controversy over her running mate’s “Uncle Tom” comment aimed at President Obama. Transcript added.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Green Party’s Jill Stein Praises WikiLeaks, Calls Julian Assange a Hero

In an aggressive op-ed published by The Hill on Tuesday, the party’s presidential nominee argues that the organization known for publishing secret information from anonymous sources provides a valuable service by exposing “corruption and wrongdoing.”

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE


Social Media Exposes Devastating Effects of Louisiana Flood (Multimedia)

Those affected by this week’s flooding share pictures and comments amid allegations that the mainstream media hasn’t done enough to cover the catastrophe.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ignorance Is Not a Virtue, and Knowledge Is Not a Vice

The idea lives on: “Regular” or “everyday” Americans have been failed by out-of-touch elites and the mainstream media, who basically have screwed up the country.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



The Media Have ‘Dropped Any Pretense of Objectivity’ in Covering Donald Trump

Trump is constantly depicted as nothing but pure evil in thought and deed, while the considerable ethical complications of his leading Democratic opponent are rationalized—when they are not simply ignored.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE



The Donald Trump Story You’re Not Hearing About

Questions linger about the candidate’s alleged mob ties. So where is pack journalism when we need it?

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE


Live at Truthdig: Has the Media Been Biased in Its Coverage of Donald Trump?

Do you think the mainstream media is being fair in its coverage of Donald Trump? Or has it abandoned objectivity? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the Truthdig team discussed on Friday.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Live at Truthdig: The Phenomenon of Donald Trump

Truthdig sits down with Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to discuss Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Has there ever been anyone like him in American political history? And what does his success say about the American people?

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Mainstream Media Didn’t Hold Back in Headlines About Clinton and Sanders

Following Hillary Clinton’s wins in most of Tuesday night’s presidential primaries, many mainstream news outlets were quick to denounce Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE



Mainstream Media Bias Is Nothing New, but What Can Be Done About It?

In this week’s Facebook Live, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses mainstream media bias in the 2016 presidential coverage.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



The Mainstream Media’s Big Disconnect: Why They Don’t Get Middle America

The top journalists covering the elections are out of touch. No wonder they’re missing this year’s big stories.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE


Cable News Not Covering Government Corruption Protests in Washington, D.C. (Video)

Democracy Spring is all about reforming campaign finance laws in the United States. But although the movement is gaining momentum, mainstream media coverage remains scant.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



What’s Missing From the Technical Analysis of the Panama Papers

Although the year-long, concerted effort of hundreds of journalists is an admirable feat, their analysis may be overlooking crucial evidence involving corruption by Western corporations and billionaires.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE



Why the National Enquirer’s Hot Air Is Filling the Mainstream Media Balloon

The tabloid story about anonymous allegations against Ted Cruz shows all too clearly how politics and media have become part of a show business machine fueled by gossip and snark.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE



Hear a Network CEO Revel in the Amazing Profits of Candidates ‘Throwing Crap at Each Other’ (Audio)

An inside look at why the corporate media egg on Trump’s divisive—and lucrative—braggadocio, in the words of Les Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp.

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 READ MORE


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