The behavior of The New York Times and Washington Post in the current case involving secret documents is truly shocking. In contrast to 10 years ago, they now see their mission as to serve the security state, not public knowledge.
Corporate Media Are the Anti-WikiLeaks
Journalists are entrusted by the public to reveal truth, not serve the powerful in a witch-hunt for sources of the truth, writes Elizabeth Vos.
Who Determines What’s ‘Disinformation’?
The powerful have reasons for wanting to combat what they consider to be “disinformation” — they want their version of the truth to become ours, writes Stavroula Pabst.
Caitlin Johnstone: Paul Mason Says Bellingcat Launders Information for Western Intelligence
The best propaganda is generally a mixture of truth with half-truth, distortion, lies by omission and the removal of context and perspective.
The Plot Against GrayZone & Suspicions About Consortium News
The GrayZone has revealed leaked emails that show the British government’s involvement with private actors plotting to take down GrayZone and asking who is behind Consortium News, writes Joe Lauria.
‘CIA Sidekick’ NED Gives £2.6M to UK Media Groups
A U.S. government-funded agency that claims to promote democracy but which helps undermine governments independent of Washington has moved decisively into Britain’s media space since 2016.
German Politics: Confused, But Self-Righteous
Diana Johnstone assesses the recent German election, the decline of the traditional left, and its implications for relations with the U.S. and Russia.
Reuters, BBC in Covert UK Program to Push Western Agenda
Max Blumenthal reports on new leaked documents showing the prestigious news outlets participating alongside intel contractors to effect “attitudinal change” and weaken Moscow’s influence.
OPCW Execs Praised Whistleblower & Criticized Syria Cover-up, Leaks Reveal
These private admissions obtained by The Grayzone further expose the public whitewash of the Douma cover-up, and undermine the ongoing attacks on the whistleblowers who challenged it, Aaron Maté reports.
The Primary Mechanism of Oppression is Not Hidden
Caitlin Johnstone says bought politicians and owned news outlets do more harm — out in the open — than government secrecy.