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Archive for the Month of February, 2006.
Viewing Media NEWS articles 1 through 23 of 23.

February 1, 2006

Sycophantic Lamestream Media Marches to the Newspeak Drumbeat - Imagine my shock when it came to light that Fox News had prostrated itself in front of the government and adopted lockstep the 'terrorist surveillance program' rhetoric on its news broadcasts.

February 2, 2006

The End of the Internet? - The nation's largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.

PRESIDENTIAL IMAGES AND MIND CONTROL - This is all part and parcel of the mind control. The image is king. The image is the reality. There is no person. There is no president. Nobody is there. Only the image.

February 5, 2006

From the Dept. of Ass-Smooching (Chris Matthews Division) - He has obviously fallen prey to the epidemic of Beltway coziness that has turned far too many in the MSM into toothless house cats curled at the feet of those in power.

Dude, Where’s My Advertising? 10 Disturbing Trends in Subliminal Persuasion - Some of the biggest advertisers are taking their advertising away from full page ads and television spots and spending up on hidden persuasion. You won't find these secret messages in ice-cubes or flickering film footage like they were in the sixties. Subliminal advertising has gone mainstream - fake news, mind control scripts, propaganda and stealth voicemail are in wide use by corporations, government bodies, and industry groups.

Clash of civilisations - manipulation by the media - How has the Pentagon and the CIA, together with its friends in Israel, managed to stir a clash between Moslems and the West?

February 6, 2006

Doomsday For The Internet As We Know It? - The first steps in a move to charge for every e mail sent have already been taken. Under the pretext of eliminating spam, Bill Gates and other industry chieftains have proposed Internet users buy credit stamps which denote how many e mails they will be able to send. This of course is the death knell for political newsletters and mailing lists.

February 11, 2006

Frog-marching the Media to the Gallows - The Times has proved once again that the elite-media is a steadfast partner in mobilizing the masses for an unpopular war. Even though countless thousands of innocent people have already been killed by the Time’s reckless reporting and specious fear-mongering on Iraqi WMD, the editors continue to use the corporate bullhorn to call the nation to arms.

U.S. Concludes "Cyber Storm" Mock Attacks - The government concluded its "Cyber Storm" wargame Friday, its biggest-ever exercise to test how it would respond to devastating attacks over the Internet from anti-globalization activists, underground hackers and bloggers. Bloggers?

February 12, 2006

NBC Puts On 2-Week Commercial for US Power - The same people who brought us the Iraq war as show business and "The Rescue of Jessica Lynch" as truth, and who keep bringing us coverage of the White House as public relations, now bring us the Olympics as a two-week commercial for American power.

February 13, 2006

The Pentagon’s War on the Internet - The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for privatizing the internet so the information-revolution can be transformed into an information-tyranny, extending to all areas of communications and serving the exclusive interests of a few well-heeled American plutocrats.

February 14, 2006

Iran: Knight-Ridder bangs the war drums - The curious (and absolutely intentional) omission of Israel from the article has an obvious effect on the central conclusion of the article.

February 15, 2006

US urged to free Aljazeera journalist - Al-Hajj has been held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002

How the corporate media promotes war - Imperial cheerleading-as-reporting...

The propaganda we pass off as news around the world - A British government-funded fake TV news service allows mild criticism of the US - all the better to support it.

February 16, 2006

CNN Blames the Photos, Not the Torture - ...Barbara Starr should be reminded that she is supposed to be a CNN reporter at the Pentagon, not a Pentagon spokesperson on CNN.

February 19, 2006

The Making of a Zombie Culture - The corporate media exists to serve the status quo, not to inform the people, as is widely assumed by its consumers. It serves the private sector, the bottom line, not the public interest, or the Commonwealth. The commercial media cooperates with those in power to program the public mind by creating propaganda that in essence engenders specific emotional responses, and creates a belief system favorable to the status quo.

If It's Sunday, It's Conservative: An analysis of the Sunday talk show guests on ABC, CBS, and NBC, 1997 - 2005 - In short, the Sunday talk shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC are dominated by conservative voices, from newsmakers to commentators

Beyond chutzpah - Who writes this shit? And who, exactly, is expected to believe it?

February 20, 2006

The Op-Ed Assassination of Hugo Chávez - In studying the opinion pages of the top 25 circulation newspapers in the United States during the first six months of 2005, Extra! found that 95 percent of the nearly 100 press commentaries that examined Venezuelan politics expressed clear hostility to the country's democratically elected president.

February 24, 2006

NSA expands surveillance of journalists. - According to NSA sources, the signals intelligence agency, which has been at the center of a political storm over President Bush's warrantless wiretaps of U.S. citizens, has expanded the surveillance of journalists identified by the Bush administration as alleged recipients of classified information.

February 25, 2006

Don't mention the war: BBC plan for surviving nuclear armageddon - In the event of all-out nuclear war, the BBC was to distract the nation by broadcasting a mix of music and light entertainment shows, secret papers released by the Home Office reveal

TV's Aryan Sisterhood - They know only one hair color: blonder!


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