|Taking a Closer Look at the Stories Ignored by the Corporate Media|
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- ...national security elite, including then-CIA Director George H.W. Bush, viewed the post-Vietnam journalism as a threat to America’s ability to strike at its perceived enemies around the world.
- Municipal WiFi networks, such as the one Google is proposing, could easily keep records on where users are connecting, and it's easy to imagine ways that information could be misused.
- The television addict has lost the ability to think independently, and even the casual viewer looks for little more than entertainment. The news programs that once informed the public have therefor been reduced to that level, providing coverage of fascinating but inane trivia that have no relevance to public policy.
- Embattled New York Times reporter Judith Miller acted as a "middleman" between an American military unit and the Iraqi National Congress while she was embedded with the U.S. armed forces searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in April 2003, and "took custody" of Saddam Hussein’s son-in-law, one of 55 most wanted Iraqis...
- Nine-Second Coverage For Dozens of Dead Iraqi Women and Children
- The OpenNet study suggests that Myanmar, which has long been under American sanctions, including the 2003 Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act, has recently migrated from an open-source filtering technology to a proprietary system called Fortiguard, developed by Fortinet, in Sunnyvale, Calif.
- President Bush Teleconference With U.S. Troops Was Choreographed to Match His Goals for Iraq War
- Homeland Security, following most other branches of the military, has hired a Hollywood liaison to work with moviemakers and scriptwriters. Script approval can mean access to military facilities, equipment, and personnel, saving producers millions of dollars simply by tweaking their scripts to serve a right-wing political agenda.
- Standard Operating Propaganda Procedures
- None of the reports of recent terror attacks against tourists in Bali mentioned the fact that near the major hotels were the mass graves of some of an estimated 80,000 people killed by mobs orchestrated by Suharto and backed by the American and British governments.
- Its nice to know that one small Washington-based editor and reporter merits a National Security Letter or a court order for a wiretap.
- The investigative arm of Congress has found that parts of a Bush administration video explaining changes to Medicare violate the government ban on publicity and propaganda.
- At issue is the role of the US government in overseeing the internet's address structure, called the domain name system (DNS), which enables communication between the world's computers.
- Surprisingly, one beautiful, white, American woman murdered by a madman went mostly unreported by our watchdog mainstream media. Maybe because Rachel Corrie got killed--crushed to death--by an Israeli soldier representing the power of the state.
- Microsoft and Yahoo are linking up their free instant messaging services, giving the two extra muscle to compete against market leader AOL.
- "AOL works "closely with the DHS" to supply information on any AOL customer and allows agents from these entities "free and unfettered" access to AOL Hq at Dulles, VA for the purpose of "watching over and keeping surveillance" on the millions of AOL customers..."
- Did a reporter with GOP ties suppress a story that could have cost Bush the White House?
- The web has grown more in 2005 than it did at the height of the dotcom boom, says a study.
- In a story (and I do mean story) "Is 'American Hiroshima' set for this month?" Williams tries to crank up the fear and loathing index one more notch, writing "The next terrorist attack on the United States – a "nuclear hell storm planned for seven major cities" – is set to occur this month."
- Much has been said about what is and is not being reported in Iraq, but one thing is clear: Local, front-line journalists are not only risking their lives, they are risking imprisonment for their work.
- China's ubiquitous e-police are using the Web themselves to shape political discourse.
- Watching TV may damage children's brain development, leading to increased anti-social behaviour, new research claims.
- Even though peering has ended and links remain severed, the peering agreement was not violated by either side. The dispute pits a restructured, low-debt Ethernet provider against a more traditional, debt laden provider in a fight that's unlikely to end soon.
- This study has found that censorship of the Internet is commonplace in most regions of the world. It is clear that in most countries over the past two years there has been an acceleration of efforts to either close down or inhibit the Internet.
- The FBI has suceeded in closing me down.
- The charges come a week after his site made national news and launched a Pentagon investigation into how war zone photos of charred and dismembered bodies described as victims of U.S. attacks could have surfaced.
- After troubled negotiations in Geneva, the US may be forced to relinquish control of the internet to a coalition of governments
- Weblogs Inc., home to such notable blogs as Autoblog, Engadget, and The Unofficial Apple Blog (TUAW) has been purchased by AOL for an undisclosed sum.
- ABC News anchor Peter Jennings, who died of lung cancer in August, left an estate valued at more than $50 million, most of which was willed to his fourth wife and to two children from a previous marriage.
- After Italy passed a new antiterrorism package in July, authorities ordered managers offering public communications services to make passport photocopies of every customer seeking to use the Internet, phone, or fax.
- MSNBC correspondent David Shuster says his critical reporting about the Bush administration wouldn't have been welcome at his former employer, the Fox News Channel.
- Nationwide blackout a clear attempt to shut down free speech
- Chinese authorities have shut down an online discussion forum that reported on anti-corruption protests in a village in the country's south as well as a Web site serving ethnic Mongolians, overseas monitors said Tuesday.
- As evolution, driven by such events, shifts out of scientific realms and into political and legal ones, it ceases to be covered by context-oriented science reporters and is instead bounced to political pages, opinion pages, and television news. And all these venues, in their various ways, tend to deemphasize the strong scientific case in favor of evolution and instead lend credence to the notion that a growing “controversy” exists over evolutionary science. This notion may be politically convenient, but it is false.
- Google Inc. wants to connect all of San Francisco to the Internet with a free wireless service, creating a springboard for the online search engine leader to leap into the telecommunications industry.
- Peer-to-peer file-sharing companies in the U.S. will cease to exist in their current forms over the next few months, the president of MetaMachine, the company responsible for the eDonkey software, predicts.
- Canada's public broadcaster CBC has reached a tentative deal with its biggest union to end a long-running lockout affecting 5,500 employees.
- Google not only gathers vast amounts of personal data, it aspires to global domination - and that's creepy...
- The administration of President George W. Bush broke the law as it resorted to illegal "covert propaganda" in trying to sell its key education initiative to the public, US congressional investigators have found.
- A senior U.S. official rejected calls on Thursday for a U.N. body to take over control of the main computers that direct traffic on the Internet, reiterating U.S. intentions to keep its historical role as the medium's principal overseer.
- Quietly last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a 59-page document outlining new rules forcing broadband internet and voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone service providers to open up their systems to federal, state and local law enforcement officials.
- The US media is disciplined by corporate America into promoting the Republican cause
- AMERICAN RADIO STATION "RADIO SAWA" ILLEGALLY TAKES OVER BROADCAST FREQUENCY OF PALESTINIAN RADIO STATION "VOICE OF LOVE & PEACE" AND IGNORES A PALESTINIAN COURT ORDER
- Continuing a long battle to curb what it considers a subversive information source - the Internet - China tightened its censorship of online news services and bulletin boards.
- These may be the good old days of free speech on the internet we see slipping through our fingers. "Freedom of speech does not exist, don't try to test it. They will come bust down your door - for real - point a gun to your head and pull the trigger if you refuse to comply."
- Media shrug off mass movement against war
- The mainstream media has maintained a uniformly constant voice when the topic of Haiti arises, which admittedly is not very often in these frantic post-Katrina, post-Rita days. Media agents appear to be simply reprinting State Department and UN press releases
- Rather says CBS wouldn't allow him to do a follow-up story on Bush's Texas Air National Guard (TANG) files.
- In short, the globalist elite (including Hillary Clinton) will determine what acceptable content is and will endeavor to erect a “gatekeeping function” because the medium is increasingly used to criticize government and organize against its habitual predation.
- ...the new anti-obscenity squad, which will consist of eight agents, a supervisor, and assorted staff, will be responsible for accumulating evidence to use against those that produce and distribute criminally obscene content.
- When the going gets rough and his poll numbers are dropping, George W. plays the fear card, also known as the "war on terra." To hear him tell it, there are "terrists" right here in the US of A who are planning heinous attacks on us and they must be hunted down and "smoked out," which is why the Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched an operation to find every creator and purveyor of adult pornography.
- It is time to recognize that the war in Iraq was not just a government crime. It was and is still a media crime.
- U.S. immigration officials refused Tuesday to allow Robert Fisk, longtime Middle East correspondent for the London newspaper, The Independent, to board a plane from Toronto to Denver.
- Are you worried that you are being exposed to excessive amounts of liberal propaganda? Take the following quiz, then add up your points!
- A new study shows that children as young as two years old easily recognise brand logos and that the amount of TV they watched determined how much branding they recognised
- Recently UPI posted a story with this headline: Oxford dons blast CIA student spies. When I clicked on the link, I was greeted with the news that UPI had yanked the story.
- The European Commission has adopted proposals to log details of all telephone, Internet, and e-mail traffic, to combat terrorism and serious crime.
- UK media policy is dominated by a cosy cartel of politicians, government advisers and industry lobbyists, according to new research.
- Welcome to life under the Washington Post-New York Times swap. As part of a secret arrangement formed more than 10 years ago, the Post and Times send each other copies of their next day's front pages every night
- More agencies require journalists to file formal requests for info
- It was claimed that the internet and satellite TV would topple dictators, but commercial interest are making sure they don't.
- A former American Media executive, speaking on condition of anonymity because he signed an agreement not to talk publicly about the company, said the firm wanted to spare Schwarzenegger possible embarrassment during his gubernatorial campaign. "We were protecting him," the former executive said.
- During the past two weeks Professor Michel Chossudovsky, an economist, political analyst and human rights advocate of international reputation who teaches at the University of Ottawa and directs his own Centre for Research on Globalization and its widely-admired website www.globalresearch.ca, has become the object of a strange campaign of defamation.
- It was just a couple weeks ago the psychopath George M Weinert V called for the murder of the "operators" of Counterpunch and Dissident Voice.
- Project Censored presents the 10 biggest stories the mainstream media ignored over the past year.
- "Should the likes of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Michael Moore, Ward Churchill, Dennis[?] Raimondo, et al. act out their sedition in a just-nuked America, expect their bodies to be found shot full of holes."
- Who might control the future of high-speed Internet? Will it be municipalities and communities that can make the Internet into a widespread and affordable public service like electricity or running water or big cable and telecommunications companies, like SBC, Comcast, and Verizon, who would redline communities and inflate prices to maximize profit?
- Upon discovering the U.S. State Department's "Identifying Misinformation" site, I almost fell out of my chair laughing. "Does the story claim that vast, powerful, evil forces are secretly manipulating events? If so, this fits the profile of a conspiracy theory.
- A trail of hidden clues suggests Google is building its own Internet -- and might be looking to let everyone connect for free.
- The creator and several buyers of a computer program designed to allow jealous lovers to snoop on their sweethearts' online activities have been indicted for allegedly violating federal computer privacy laws.
- In the USA, in recent years there have been other occasions in which news reports about high-level official misconduct have been made to vanish.
- He said the decision to shut down was his own, but that the site was a victim of the murder of freedom of expression.
- Following months of harassment by the Bush administration, that includes getting him fired from his job at a think tank and attempting to strip him of his membership in the Washington Press Club, the Bush administration has stooped to new lows in trying to make former National Security Agency employee Wayne Madsen disappear. America has entered a dangerous new age of the Neo-Con and new Nazi movement that thrives on lies and propaganda from Fox News and right wing talk show hosts. With Pat Robinson pushing for assassination of foreign leaders are domestic internet journalists next?
- Last week, Justice Minister Irwin Cotler unveiled plans to present a legislative package to cabinet this fall that would require Internet service providers to put all Internet communications, including chat rooms, e-mails, text messages and Internet telephony, under surveillance at the request of law-enforcement agencies who obtain a court order. Police can already use court orders to request Internet communication, but service providers are not required to monitor the Internet, often leaving gaps in the data available to authorities
- The "privately" owned media is only capable of producing a narrative that is compatible with the goals of ownership. Curtailing civil liberties
(Patriot Act, National ID etc) and waging war are never in the public interest; they only serve the narrow objectives of the few who stand to gain from them directly. It is critical that the propaganda-system be progressively exposed so the public can see its destructiveness and work to create a different model.