The Media’s Preference for Profit over Democracy

Hi, Back in 2017, the New York Times published an article titled:  CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It – Inside the strange symbiosis between Jeff Zucker and the president he helped create. The NYT journalist interviewed the president of CNN, Jeff Zucker, where he admitted to the world that he wanted to incorporate the ESPN style of …

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Jimmy Carter’s Prophetic Warning to the Nation

On July 15, 1979, U.S. President Jimmy Carted delivered a speech to the nation titled: Energy and the National Goals - A Crisis of Confidence In the middle of the speech, Carter uttered some very prophetic words: In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, …

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Military Propaganda in Sports, Movies, and TV

Ever wonder why there are so many military commercials during American sports games? It's pretty obvious. On November 4, 2015, U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) released a new joint oversight report exposing widespread evidence that the Department of Defense (DOD) has been paying professional sports teams in the National Football League (NFL), …

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Religion: The Original “Fake News”

Let's talk facts, truth, and "fake news". Without question, the idea of "agreeing on a basic set of facts" has become one of the pressing issues of our time. There's been a ton of material written on these subjects since the 2016 US presidential election. Durham University in England published a paper titled America and the …

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Democracy and Propaganda: A Timeline of Thoughts from Responsible Men

Let's start at the beginning. Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton, much like the rest of the founding …

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Noam Chomsky on How Businesses Sought to Destroy the Democratic Movements of the 1960s

Democracy Now! JUAN GONZÁLEZ: I wanted to take a—ask you to talk about a section of your book, Requiem for the American Dream, where you talk about this famous Powell Memorandum that Justice Powell sent to the Chamber of Commerce and to others, major business groups, in 1971, where he said that business is losing …

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“The Occupation of the American Mind” – Documentary Looks at Israel’s PR War in the United States

Democracy Now Article >>  Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. As we continue our conversation, we go now to an excerpt of—we are speaking with Roger Waters, the famous British musician, founding member of the iconic …

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