Consortium News editor-in-chief Joe Lauria and former C.I.A. officer John Kiriakou join Shadowproof‘s Kevin Gosztola for a conversation about the importance of alternative media during the Russia-Ukraine War.
UPDATED: Leaked stories from the Pentagon have exposed how mainstream media reports Russia’s conduct in the Ukraine war, in a bid to counter propaganda intended to get NATO into the conflict, writes Joe Lauria.
Worried about a backlash over Julian Assange during its lavish 2019 “Media Freedom” event, emails show the Foreign Office monitored activity online, developed “lines to take” and warned “we should be ready,” reports John McEvoy.
The ability to manipulate public thought, not just within the U.S. but across vast swaths of nations, has allowed the U.S. to manufacture international consensus for whatever agendas it wishes to advance.