Chris Hedges, The Mueller Report Ends a Shameful Period for the American Press

Chris Hedges The Mueller report’s categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism, one that rivals the mindless cheerleading for the Iraq War by most of the press. It further erodes and may prove fatal to the credibility of a press that has steadfastly rendered most of the country invisible and functions as little more than an array of gossiping courtiers to the elites. “ ‘[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the…

Paul Craig Roberts: Washington Is Changing The World Order against Its Own Interests

Paul Craig Roberts The hubris and arrogance of Washington have been at work since the Clinton regime to destroy the power and relevance of the United States. This website has an international audience. The most asked question from this audience is the world order. There is a realization that Washington’s control might weaken, a development people abroad see as hopeful. They ask me for verification of their hope. Here is my answer: The world order has already changed.  China has a larger and more powerful industrial and manufacturing based economy…

James Tracy, JFK, MASS MEDIA, AND THE ORIGINS OF “CONSPIRACY THEORY”

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 MHB Prefatory Note on Censorship in Academe This study was written in 2013-14 as part of my academic research as Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. I have had numerous papers addressing news coverage of historical events published in academic journals over the past two decades. However, this was the first attempt to offer a scholarly treatment of a research object related to a conspiracy–how the news media “framed” New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s JFK assassination inquiry. When I presented the paper at the…