http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/07/20117258316765540.html Censorship of war casualties in the US US mainstream media and the public’s willful ignorance is to blame for lack of knowledge about true cost of wars. by Ted Rall Jul 2011 11:32 The US mainstream media has tended to shy … Read more . . .
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media Military’s ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda Gen David Petraeus has previously said US online psychological operations are aimed at ‘countering extremist ideology and propaganda’. Photograph: … Read more . . .
Media ethical codes on anonymous attributions (excerpted from Doing Ethics in Journalism, A Handbook with Case Studies, edited by Jay Black, Bob Steele and Ralph Barney, Allyn and Bacon publishers, Boston (1999), p. 283-289) Rochester (N.Y.): Democrat and Chronicle “The … Read more . . .
Accuracy and fairness in media (excerpted from Doing Ethics in Journalism, A Handbook with Case Studies, edited by Jay Black, Bob Steele and Ralph Barney, Allyn and Bacon publishers, Boston (1999), p. 64) “The principles of accuracy and fairness stand … Read more . . .
SPJ Code of Ethics Preamble Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and … Read more . . .
Anonymous sources in news reports (excerpts from Edward Wasserman: Novak-Plame – Historic chapter or a sorry footnote? In W&L Journalism and Mass Communications, August 23, 2004) (…) Commentaries generally frame both matters as tets of reporter-source confidentiality, and argue that … Read more . . .
Who is Behind Wikileaks? By Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, December 13, 2010 “World bankers, by pulling a few simple levers that control the flow of money, can make or break entire economies. By controlling press releases of economic … Read more . . .
Is the Internet 9/11 Under Way? Zen Gardner Before It’s News December 5, 2010 Think about it. Where is this seemingly staged Wikileaks furor taking us? While we participate in digging into the juicy tidbits of information that incriminate just about anybody … Read more . . .
FBI Was Warned Years in Advance of Mumbai Attacker’s Terror Ties by Sebastian Rotella,ProPublica, Oct. 15, 2010 A version of this story was published in the Washington Post [The following account exemplifies some of the most common methods used by … Read more . . .
Are the Osama Tapes Fake? A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION by Kristina Borjesson Late in December 2007, The Associated Press reporter Salah Nasrawi wrote a story about a Bin Laden audiotape that had just been released. Headlined “Bin Laden Threatens Israel, … Read more . . .
When TV brings you the news as it didn’t happen Broadcasters are using virtual imaging technology to alter live broadcasts – and not even the news is safe from tampering The Independent, Monday, 24 January 2000 Viewers tuning … Read more . . .
Lying with pixels by Ivan Amato in Technology Review, July-August 2000 Seeing is no longer believing. The image you see on the evening news could well be a fake—a fabrication of fast new videomanipulation technology. … Read more . . .
Psychological operations of U.S. military services at the present stage A.G. Starunskiy http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0JAP/is_4_12/ai_112321380/print?tag=artBody;col1 The situation in Iraq and around it has shown once again that the problem of identification of the main sources of military long- and short-term threats is … Read more . . .
Despite the democratic rhetoric flowing from the world’s most powerful political leaders – which is duly amplified by their corporate media mouthpieces – their actual actions tell an alternative, antidemocratic story, a story that is defined by its dedication to oppression and destruction, and opposition to all but the most minimal interpretations of democracy.Read more . . .
J7 London Bombings Dossier Index 28 & 29 Media Restrictions Official version of events The Government, unsurprisingly, has never openly admitted to censoring the reporting of the events of 7th July. It has, however, conceded that some information … Read more . . .
The following legal statute enacted by the U.S. Congress represents an effort in providing legal backing to the promotion of counter-terrorism ideology by the Homeland Security agency. The emphasis put by this statute on the use of the internet to … Read more . . .
Ignoble liars: Leo Strauss, George Bush, and the philosophy of mass deception Harper’s Magazine, June, 2004 by Earl Shorris President Bush’s advocacy of "regime change"–which avoids the pitfalls of a wishful global universalism on the one band, and a fatalistic … Read more . . .
Why Were Government Propaganda Experts Working On News At CNN? 27 March 2000 FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1748 Reports in the Dutch newspaper Trouw (2/21/00, 2/25/00) and France's Intelligence Newsletter (2/17/00) have revealed that several officers from the … Read more . . .
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SYMPTOMS OF PATHOLOGICAL SKEPTICISM (c)1996 William J. Beaty Many members of the mainstream scientific community react with extreme hostility when presented with certain claims. This can be seen in their emotional responses to current controversies such as UFO abductions, Cold … Read more . . .