Category Archives: Media Spin

What ‘free market’?

It has become a key aspect of liberal dogma that deregulation and the “free market” are to blame for the collapse of the global economy. But blaming laissez-faire for the world’s economic malaise is a lot like blaming U.S. “isolationism” … Continue reading

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When it rains, it pours

The conflict between Russia and Georgia — besides killing a good number of innocent people and possibly enabling a new fraudulent “cold war”, to the delight of defense contractors everywhere — provoked a stunning amount of hypocrisy from U.S. officials. Consider Condoleeza … Continue reading

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Gravel off to Gitmo?

Self-proclaimed terrorism expert Steve Emerson — a well noted plagiarist, fear monger, and Islamophobe — is fulfilling his latest desperate attempt for media attention by claiming that former Senator Mike Gravel advocated “stalking” Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg at a recent event … Continue reading

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Kill your television

The New York Times reports: According to data compiled by Andrew Tyndall, a television consultant who monitors the three network evening newscasts, coverage of Iraq has been “massively scaled back this year.” Almost halfway into 2008, the three newscasts have … Continue reading

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Another "surge" in Iraq

Pleased with their success in spinning a failed troop escalation in Iraq as a successful “surge”, Pentagon officials will be announcing another such “surge” this week. But as this poorly written press release announcing a news conference at the National … Continue reading

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