Yesterday, Politico’s front page headline read: “Ottawa truckers’ convoy galvanizes far-right worldwide.” Pinned to the top of their website, one might fairly infer that this was deemed by their editorial board to be the most important news item of the day. The subheader reads: “Leading… Read More »Politico Boosts Alt-Right in Effort to Smear Peaceful Protest | 2/7/22
Jon Stewart Continues Apparent Campaign to Awaken the Mainstream to the Threat of Corporate Autocracy in Interview w/CNN’s Jake Tapper [video]
“I don’t know that autocracy is purely the domain of Donald Trump. I think that we all have a tendency to grant amnesty to people doing things that we would prefer, even if that means it’s slightly undemocratic” Jon Stewart… Read More »Jon Stewart Continues Apparent Campaign to Awaken the Mainstream to the Threat of Corporate Autocracy in Interview w/CNN’s Jake Tapper [video]
CNN’s ‘Dubai Now’ section has been publishing, as straight news, scores of cartoonish puff pieces for the UAE, an absolute dictatorship that imprisons journalists and activists.
“we’ve been introduced to a new kind of news story, which assumes adults can’t handle multiple ideas at once, and has reporters frantically wrapping facts deemed dangerous, unorthodox, or even just insufficiently obvious in layers of disclaimers. The fear of uncontrolled audience brain-drift is now… Read More »Taibbi unpacks some strange new media mores