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  Topic: VICTORY FOR THE OVERLORDS - OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE REFORM
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:17 pm   Subject: VICTORY FOR THE OVERLORDS - OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE REFORM
In November 2008, the "historic" importance of Barack Obama's presidential victory was a relentless theme across the media spectrum. Even the pretence of a mainstream commitment to balanced ...
  Topic: THE SILENCE OF THE BBC 100 - BBC TRUST CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:05 pm   Subject: THE SILENCE OF THE BBC 100 - BBC TRUST CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO
THE SILENCE OF THE BBC 100 - BBC TRUST CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO 'NEWSPEAK'

One of our readers recently took us to task for a serious omission in our new book, 'Newspeak in the 21st Century' (Pluto Pres ...
  Topic: DANCING ON A MASS GRAVE - OLIVER KAMM OF THE TIMES SMEARS...
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:29 pm   Subject: DANCING ON A MASS GRAVE - OLIVER KAMM OF THE TIMES SMEARS...
DANCING ON A MASS GRAVE - OLIVER KAMM OF THE TIMES SMEARS MEDIA LENS

One of our most relentless critics is Oliver Kamm, leader writer and blogger at The Times. Kamm joined the paper in 2008 having ...
  Topic: THE BALANCE OF POWER - EXCHANGES WITH BBC JOURNALISTS - PART
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:11 pm   Subject: THE BALANCE OF POWER - EXCHANGES WITH BBC JOURNALISTS - PART
In our previous alert ('The Westminster Conspiracy,' October Cool we described how the media's insistence that journalists be 'balanced', that they keep their personal opinions to themselves, is used as ...
  Topic: THE WESTMINSTER CONSPIRACY
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:16 pm   Subject: THE WESTMINSTER CONSPIRACY
Former BBC Director General, Greg Dyke, On The Media-Political Opposition To Radical Change

Last month, Greg Dyke, who was the BBC's director general from 2000-2004, described the BBC as part of a ...
  Topic: TRUST IN PROFIT: JAMES MURDOCH, THE BBC AND THE MYTH OF IMPA
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:02 pm   Subject: TRUST IN PROFIT: JAMES MURDOCH, THE BBC AND THE MYTH OF IMPA
At the Edinburgh International Television Festival last month, James Murdoch, News Corporation's chairman and chief executive for Europe and Asia, attacked the BBC, calling for comprehensive deregulat ...
  Topic: “AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT”: THE US, ISRAEL AND IRAN
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:09 pm   Subject: “AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT”: THE US, ISRAEL AND IRAN
"AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT": THE US, ISRAEL AND IRAN
On August 26, the Guardian newspaper published an article titled, 'US takes on Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran's nuclear programme in ...
  Topic: SIDING WITH THE GENERALS - THE INDEPENDENT ON HONDURAS
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:10 am   Subject: SIDING WITH THE GENERALS - THE INDEPENDENT ON HONDURAS
Iran's June 12 presidential elections have been widely criticised, both domestically and abroad, as lacking credibility. During the popular protests that followed, some 30 people were killed by govern ...
  Topic: AFGHANISTAN - "BIG BEASTS," BIG BLOODBATH
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:53 am   Subject: AFGHANISTAN - "BIG BEASTS," BIG BLOODBATH
Closing The Loop

The "big beasts" of the pre-digital media age are in big trouble, the Guardian tells us. In the last year, they have faced, not only structural challenges but the worst r ...
  Topic: HIRED HANDS - PART 2
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:31 pm   Subject: HIRED HANDS - PART 2
Reporting Elections In Iran And Iraq

As discussed in Part 1, media across the UK 'spectrum' have expressed outrage at even circumstantial evidence of Iranian political corruption. A Guardian leader ...
  Topic: HIRED HANDS - PART 1
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:36 pm   Subject: HIRED HANDS - PART 1
Iran, Obama, Gaza, And MPs' Expenses

In a recent alert, we described how the modern corporation is an inherently predatory, even psychopathic, entity. We noted that business managers are legally ob ...
  Topic: Turning Children Into Consumers
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:52 pm   Subject: Turning Children Into Consumers
Turning Children Into Consumers By Sharon Beder

By Sharon Beder


Introduction

Sharon Beder, visiting professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia, is one of our favourite political ...
  Topic: THE GUARDIAN, CLIMATE AND ADVERTISING
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:55 am   Subject: THE GUARDIAN, CLIMATE AND ADVERTISING
AN OPEN EMAIL TO GEORGE MONBIOT

Dear George

In a recent blog you rightly insist that: 'Newspapers must stop taking advertising from environmental villains.' (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environme ...
  Topic: CARTOON KOREA - FILTERED TO FIT
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:44 pm   Subject: CARTOON KOREA - FILTERED TO FIT
How The Media Keep Us Angry, Ignorant And Afraid
How much do you know about the increased political tensions on the Korean peninsula? The answer, even for diligent readers of the mainstream press, is ...
  Topic: BEHOLDEN TO THE BIG POWERS: ISRAEL, GAZA AND THE UN
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:49 pm   Subject: BEHOLDEN TO THE BIG POWERS: ISRAEL, GAZA AND THE UN
On December 27, 2008, Israel launched Operation Cast Lead, a massive assault on Gaza. 22 days later, around 1,400 Palestinians, including over 300 children, and 13 Israelis were dead; about 5,000 Pale ...
  Topic: THE LEFT-WING MEDIA FALLACY
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:58 pm   Subject: THE LEFT-WING MEDIA FALLACY
Jeremy Bowen, The BBC, And Other National Treasures
It is a mistake to imagine that media corporations are impervious to all complaints and criticism. In fact, senior editors and managers are only to ...
  Topic: PROTESTING WAR
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:58 pm   Subject: PROTESTING WAR
...AN EXCHANGE WITH THE BBC'S DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, MARK URBAN

On April 15, we wrote to Mark Urban, the Diplomatic Editor of the BBC's Newsnight programme. Urban was formerly defence correspondent at ...
  Topic: CHILDREN OF DARKNESS - KILLING ‘THEM’ - PARTS 1 & 2
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:57 pm   Subject: CHILDREN OF DARKNESS - KILLING ‘THEM’ - PARTS 1 & 2
Al-Qaeda - Who Else?
On March 23, BBC online reported another bloody day in Iraq:

“It was the second bomb attack in Iraq on Monday, with an earlier explosion near the capital. Baghdad, killing at ...
  Topic: SELECTIVE VISION: IRAN, ISRAEL AND NUCLEAR ARMS
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:57 pm   Subject: SELECTIVE VISION: IRAN, ISRAEL AND NUCLEAR ARMS
Gullible's (Endless) Travels
Have journalists learnt nothing from recent history? It truly is a wonder when a reporter can assert in public, on the BBC News no less, that "Tony Blair passionatel ...
  Topic: NEWSPEAK - A New Media Lens Book And An Urgent Appeal
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:56 pm   Subject: NEWSPEAK - A New Media Lens Book And An Urgent Appeal
We are delighted to announce that a new Media Lens book, 'NEWSPEAK in the 21st Century,' will be published by Pluto Press in the autumn.

John Pilger says of our book:

"Not since Orwell and ...
  Topic: GENERIC INVADER NONSENSE - OBAMA ON IRAQ
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:09 pm   Subject: GENERIC INVADER NONSENSE - OBAMA ON IRAQ
As a presidential candidate, Barrack Obama described the war in Iraq as one that "should never have been authorised and never been waged". (www.wsws.org/articles/2009/mar2009/pers-m02.shtml) ...
  Topic: PUTTING OUT THE PEOPLE'S EYES
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:45 pm   Subject: PUTTING OUT THE PEOPLE'S EYES
Machiavelli And The Press Complaints Commission

Last week, the Media Standards Trust (MST), an independent charity, published a report assessing the British media's capacity to regulate itself unde ...
  Topic: THE BBC, IMPARTIALITY, AND THE HIDDEN LOGIC OF MASSACRE
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:33 pm   Subject: THE BBC, IMPARTIALITY, AND THE HIDDEN LOGIC OF MASSACRE
Writing in the Independent last week, Robert Fisk commented on the BBC's refusal to broadcast an appeal for Gaza by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC):

"The BBC's refusal to handle an adv ...
  Topic: THE BBC REFUSES TO BROADCAST GAZA CHARITY APPEAL
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:18 pm   Subject: THE BBC REFUSES TO BROADCAST GAZA CHARITY APPEAL
Numerous members of the public have written to us expressing their bewilderment at the violence of Israel's 22-day attack on Gaza killing upwards of 1,300 people and wounding 4,200. To many witnessing ...
  Topic: AN EYE FOR AN EYELASH: THE GAZA MASSACRE - PART 1
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PostForum: alerts   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:36 pm   Subject: AN EYE FOR AN EYELASH: THE GAZA MASSACRE - PART 1
On March 24, 1999, an emotional Tony Blair appealed to the House of Commons and to the people of Britain:

"We must act to save thousands of innocent men, women and children from humanitarian c ...
 
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