US attitudes towards Russia bring to mind the overall poor coverage of that country on the leading American TV news networks. A certain preferred slant regularly gets the upper hand. This month has seen some occurrences of that ongoing trend, which don't (at least for the most part) get reviewed on the Sunday morning aired Fox News show «Media Buzz», hosted by Howard Kurtz, and its CNN rival (aired at the same time) «Reliable Sources»...
In what may be the shortest revolution on record, Donald Trump’s performance on national security affairs has been a tremendous disappointment to those of his supporters who took seriously his pledge of an America First foreign policy. Seemingly controlled or intimidated by the very Deep State and mainstream media (MSM) he denounced during the campaign, he has looked to be going out of his way to adopt globalist and belligerent policies toward Russia in Europe and especially in Syria, toward China over North Korea, and of course towards Iran.
The 48,000+ reader-comments thus far at Stephen Bannon’s Breitbart News, to their announcement on April 6th that Trump had invaded Russia’s ally Syria with missiles, are overwhelmingly along the lines of “This isn’t what I voted for.”
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee recently held a hearing devoted, in part, to accusations that Russia initiated a massive «fake news» campaign against the United States during the 2016 election. It must be pointed out that the popularity of alternative foreign news sources for the American public came after the «dumbing down» of U.S. news consumers by a «infotainment» industry, headquartered in Los Angeles and New York, that dished massive amounts of «phony news» to America on a 24 by 7 basis.
Reckless US Russia bashing is reminiscent of US propaganda preceding all its wars, vilifying targeted countries and their leaders before attacking them. The possibility of the world’s dominant nuclear powers clashing militarily should terrify everyone. Nuclear armageddon could follow.
Prominent sections of the US media are willingly acting as conduits for intelligence agencies leaking classified government information to damage the Trump White House...
In the last month, Obama, Merkel, CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post and many other mainstream media have warned about the dangers of fake news. There certainly is a lot of fake news. And some of it is by anti-establishment types trying to discredit American institutions with false reports. But – as we document below – the government and mainstream media are by far the biggest purveyors of fake news...
As Hillary Clinton was suffering an unfortunate "medical episode" where the scorching NYC 79 degree heat made Hillary faint , confirming once and for all that all those "conspiracy theories" about her health were all just unconspiracy facts, CNN, which as a reminder one month ago admitted " we couldn't help [Hillary] any more than we have ", devolved to a state of chaos, as the following snapshot of the two main stories on its front page as of moments ago demonstrates...
This week Ukraine marks 25 years of independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and American news channel CNN was only too willing to lend an audacious rewriting of history to sanitize current conflict in that country. A TV newscast on Wednesday, featuring CNN anchorwoman Rosemary Church, ran the following headline: «Ukraine still fighting for independence from Moscow»...
On Saturday April 2 nd , CNN headlined, “US F-15s Deployed to Iceland,” and Zachary Cohen opened: Demonstrating its commitment to a ‘free’ and ‘secure’ Europe, the United States deployed 12 F-15C Eagles and approximately 350 airmen to Iceland and the Netherlands on Friday, the Air Force announced.