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The Washington Post�s problem with numbers: Mexico after NAFTA
By Seth Sandronsky
On April 17, the Washington Post ran an article about
Mexico�s economy and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which
took effect on January 1, 1994. Part of the focus was on market forces
and the flight of some Mexicans to the U.S.
May 30, 2006, 00:50
Israeli Gestapo-like security personnel intimidate travelers from Europe coming to the United States
By Wayne Madsen
According to European journalists, Israeli citizens and European
nationals who are employees of the airport passenger screening firm ICTS --
International Consultants for Targeted Security -- an Israeli firm based in the
Netherlands, routinely intimidate journalists who are visiting the United
States, demanding to know what stories they are working and with whom they will
May 12, 2006, 01:23
Colbert roasts Bush in hellfire of his own making
By Charles M. Ashley
I have only seen a few news clips of the White
House Correspondents Dinner and heard some comments. Although the corporate
press is doing all it can to downplay the importance of this event, they cannot
entirely conceal the truth.
May 3, 2006, 01:50
Thompson's dog won't hunt
When I first read the March 31 Capitol Hill Blue
headline, "9/11 conspiracy theories don't pass the smell test," I
thought editor Doug Thompson was pulling an April Fool's joke on us a day
early. Buoyed by Thompson's well-deserved reputation for being out there first
with "damn the torpedoes -- full speed ahead" -- truth no matter
where it takes him, I read avidly to the end of the rant, poised to burst into
laughter at his "Gotcha!" punch line. It wasn't there.
Apr 10, 2006, 01:55
By Dom Stasi
We are a people who
observe anniversaries. Some are grand and celebratory recollections, events we
embrace with family, friends, glee. Others are hardly more than obligatory nods
to some arbitrary date. Others still, are those from which we cower.
Apr 4, 2006, 14:36
MSM plagiarism strikes again � AP welcome to the party
By Larisa Alexandrovna
There are many things that bother me about plagiarism,
but nothing irks me more than when a mainstream reporter (or organization) with
all of the resources of a small nation at their disposal lifts from the small
press, freelance journalists, and bloggers.
Mar 29, 2006, 00:32
It�s the media, stupid
By Ramzy Baroud
There is little disagreement on the indispensable role
of the media in influencing political debate and narrative, thus shaping public
Mar 29, 2006, 00:29
US media bias: Covering Israel & Palestine
By Remi Kanazi
On July 18, 2005, 14-year-old Ragheb al-Masri sat in
the back of a taxi with his parents at the Abo Holi checkpoint. An Israeli
bullet penetrated his back and cracked open his chest. His mother screamed as
his body lay lifeless. Have you heard his name? I wouldn�t expect that you have because CNN, The New York Times, and
The Washington Post didn�t report the killing online. If they had quoted
his parents, their readers would have been able to feel their tears and
envision the heartbreak. Ultimately, no Israeli soldier was arrested or even
Mar 24, 2006, 01:43
The smearing of Paul Craig Roberts
By Joshua Frank
It is questionable
whether or not responding to the neocons� assault on sanity is worth the
energy. They don�t take well to reason and they certainly aren�t capable of
dealing with truth. In fact, the reality in which they dwell is a manifestation
of propaganda and isolated conspiracy theories.
Mar 22, 2006, 01:13
Remembering a valiant journalist: Atwar Bahjat
By Ramzy Baroud
A few weeks ago I learned that a journalist who was
one of my colleagues was kidnapped, then, five days later, released unharmed
with his driver in Baghdad.
Mar 17, 2006, 12:44
Cal Thomas gets lost in translation
By Char Miller
Cal Thomas got this much right: Paris had riots.
Nothing else in his series of commentary about the putative significance of
last fall's fiery nights in the City of Light makes much sense.
Feb 24, 2006, 22:50
Cartoon awakening: Toward a positive media strategy
By Ramzy Baroud
Much has been said and done in response to the
deliberately offensive anti-Muslim cartoons published late last year by a
conservative Danish newspaper, and profusely printed in many Europeans and
non-European media, including South Africa, Jordan and Malaysia.
Feb 22, 2006, 16:25
This column doesn�t exist
By Rosemary and Walter
George W. Bush doesn�t like the media. He proudly
tells the nation that he doesn�t read newspapers, magazines, or books. He and
his dwindling corps of sycophants, some of whom prepare his daily briefings,
believe the media don�t tell the truth -- at least their version of the truth.
They are sure the lyin� liberal media (which they believe is a redundancy) are
on a conspiracy to �get him� -- or at least expand his world beyond Oil Drip,
Feb 8, 2006, 16:21
Public propaganda pundits
Lord Haw-Haw is alive and well. He takes to the broadcast microphone everyday. You know his name. Actually there are many talk show Nazis
that preach their doctrine of the �State Makes Right�. But before you think
that nothing has changed from when Talk Radio
was written, you probably have not been listening to the AM air waves lately.
Talk Radio has become worse. The Goebbels� school of broadcast propaganda has
graduated to a new level of insufferable anti-intellectualism. The plastic flag
has replaced reason and the evil Islamic fascists have become worse then the
blood sucking Jew. America resembles the bastion of a goosestep global
blitzkrieg ready to pounce on any foe that opposes the Reich of the Fuhrer.
Feb 6, 2006, 15:35
Who will tell the people?
his essay on "Character" Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "A chief
event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled
us." I've had such days, many of them through encounters with Emerson
himself, but never have I been startled or even remotely surprised by anything
belched out by the Barbie and Ken assembly line of today's corporate
Jan 27, 2006, 22:11
Goodbye Terry Gross, we never knew ye�on liberal media denial
By Joe Bageant
Having come to understand that mainstream media are in
the business of selling fried chicken and cars, giving Wall Street head, and
stealing bandwidth from the public�s airwaves, none of us expect them to
question anything afoot in the empire. We quite understand they cannot be
wasting profitable air time on a nation whose collective memory is 30 seconds
Jan 21, 2006, 20:34
Bought and paid for lies and propaganda masquerading as news
By Bill Berkowitz
Several decades ago, when veteran radio news
reporter Scoop Nisker closed out his broadcasts by telling his audience that if
they didn't like the news they should "go out and make some of your
own," little did he imagine that the Bush administration, and a host of
its surrogates, would become masters of that domain.
Jan 21, 2006, 20:10
The news blackout on Jill Carroll�s abduction: Censorship or security?
By Eva Milan
It is amazing how
this endless Iraq war keeps raising questions about journalistic ethics to
which there are no clear or easy answers, much less public debate to attempt to
determine the border between the people's right to know and the duty of the
press to impose a blackout under awkward circumstances.
Jan 17, 2006, 00:57
Embedded journalism at its worst: The Ron Harris smear campaign against Marine Sgt. Jimmy Massey
By Paul Rockwell
Who is Ron Harris?
Jan 15, 2006, 01:09
What the media is not reporting and what Congress and the Bush administration are ignoring
By Wayne Madsen
NEW ORLEANS -- Monday, two
New Orleans journalists, Jason Berry, who writes for New
Orleans magazine, and Lolis Eric
Elie, columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, spoke at the National Press Club in Washington about the
real nature of the situation in New Orleans and surrounding parishes.
Jan 13, 2006, 01:01