To understand how so many average Americans can be duped into embracing right-wing positions that go against their own interests, you must look at how Fox News (and right-wing media outlets) use faux populism and phony outrage as propaganda techniques,…
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Once a month, we look back at some of the previous month’s specialstories. Here’s a selection from April.
Exclusive: The U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden has created a new world of risks — and opportunities — observes Ray McGovern. May 5, 2011
The 9/11 attacks deepened America’s distrust of outsiders and spurred a lust for revenge, both in the news, says Michael Winship. May 4, 2011
The killing of Osama bin Laden may not deter some U.S. hardliners from seeking an expanded “war on terror,” notes Ivan Eland. May 3, 2011
The silly “birther” conspiracy theory is a serious commentary about how some Americans view reality, warns Danny Schechter. May 2, 2011