The “Why”: The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo

Jan 14, 2015, Counter Punch A core tenet of journalism is answering the question “why.” It’s the media’s duty to explain “why” an event happened so that readers will actually understand what they’re reading.  Leave out the “why” and then assumptions and stereotypes fill in the blank, always readily supplied by politicians whose ridiculous answers are…

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Complaints Filed At UN Against McCain – Senator Meets With Terrorists, Fascists, and Nazis Across The World

Jan 7, 2015, Activist Post John McCain’s sordid travel history is back in the headlines. This time, it is his notorious visit to Syria in 2013 that is once again being put at the forefront of informed discussion due to a Syrian complaint filed with the United Nations regarding McCain’s illegal entry into the country…

Who Are The Real Human Traffickers?

Jan 4, 2015, Information Clearing House -Finian Cunningham This week saw yet another ship-load of refugees marooned on the Mediterranean high seas trying to make their way to “fortress Europe”. Some 360 people, including pregnant women and children, nearly lost their lives as the cargo ship they were onboard made its perilous way towards the…

Selling ‘Peace Groups’ on US-Led Wars

Dec 25, 2014, Consortium News Since the anti-war protests on Vietnam, the U.S. government has made “perception management” of the American people a high priority, feeding them a steady diet of propaganda about foreign crises, even getting “peace groups” to buy into “pro-democracy” wars, write Margaret Sarfehjooy and Coleen Rowley. By Margaret Sarfehjooy and Coleen…