2020-01-27: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-27). 'Lessons of Auschwitz': Moscow school students create VR animation tribute to Holocaust victims (VIDEO). rt.com RT's digital art project dedicated to 75 years of Victory over Nazism releases VR music video illustrated by schoolchildren using tilt brush. | The music score is by Peter Theremin, great-grandson of Leon Theremin — the creator of the theremin, world's first electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the performer. | This music video, part of a larger project

RT (2020-01-27). Plane crashes in Taliban-controlled area of central Afghanistan — media. rt.com A plane crashed on Monday in Afghanistan's central Ghazni Province, an area controlled by the Taliban, local media report, citing officials. There were no immediate reports on casualties, though later some reports estimated tolls. | The jet went down in a Taliban-controlled area in the central Ghazni Province, Ariana News said, citing the Ministry of Interior Affairs. A source told local TOLOnews that "special forces" would be dispatched to the site. | Footage, said to be from the site of the crash, shows a large plume of smoke rising. | ŸàŸÑÿߟäÿ© ÿ&…

RT (2020-01-27). Catalan parliament works to strip regional leader Torra of lawmaker's seat. rt.com The Catalan regional parliament was preparing on Monday to strip the president of the northeastern region of his lawmaker's seat because he disobeyed Spain's strict rules on election propaganda. | The expected move is likely to fuel anger among pro-independence supporters, who see in the decision by the governing body of Catalonia's parliament yet another grievance with Spanish judicial decisions, AP said. | A Catalan court barred Quim Torra last month from public office for 18 months for disobedience. Torra was found guilty of refusing to remove from public buildings yellow ribbons used to call for freeing se…

WSWS (2020-01-27). French "Yellow Vests" rally for Julian Assange outside London's Belmarsh Prison. wsws.org The protest testified to the global scope of the support for Assange, despite the relentless lies and slanders that have been directed against him by the corporate media.

Eva Bartlett (2020-01-27). US to Grant $35 Million to Promote Its "Fake News Bubble" in Syria and Control Local Media. globalresearch.ca Although Western media has a shoddy track record of lying on Syria (and Libya, Iraq…), the US State Department will pump $35 million more into future war propaganda on Syria, under the guise of promoting honest reporting. | A US State …

Fred Gardner (2020-01-27). NewGuard Can Save You From Putin! counterpunch.org The New York Times headline was an attention grabber worthy of Sen. Joe McCarthy: "How Amazon, Geico and Walmart Fund Propaganda." A subhed explained: "Algorithms are sending ads by American brands onto Russian disinformation sites." The op-ed by L. Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of the Wall St. Journal, culminated in a sales pitch for

Fred Gardner (2020-01-27). NewsGuard Can Save You From Putin! counterpunch.org The New York Times headline was an attention grabber worthy of Sen. Joe McCarthy: "How Amazon, Geico and Walmart Fund Propaganda." A subhed explained: "Algorithms are sending ads by American brands onto Russian disinformation sites." The op-ed by L. Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of the Wall St. Journal, culminated in a sales pitch for

WSWS (2020-01-27). Trump tweets threats as impeachment defense begins. wsws.org Senate Republicans seem determined to bring the trial to an end by Friday of this week.

Alan Macleod (2020-01-27). North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Aunt Appears Alive After Six Years of Media Saying He Killed Her. mintpressnews.com There was, as there usually is when it comes to coverage of North Korea, little self-reflection as to how and why the media had reported fake news for six years.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-01-26). "Fake News": "Hundreds" of Iraqis Want US Troops to Leave their Country. globalresearch.ca Who is telling the truth. Compare the images. | The Mainstream Media is lying. | "Fake News"? | See the official tweet of the Associated Press. | Hundreds, Thousands? Millions? | It's what you call "investigative reporting"… | You show them what you want them …

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-26). "War on Dissent" Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms. globalresearch.ca Censorship is the new normal in America and the West, wanting the message controlled, targeting what conflicts with it for elimination, notably on major geopolitical issues. | Digital democracy is the last frontier of free and open expression. | It's threatened by …

Ed Sykes (2020-01-25). A new MP brilliantly demolishes Tony Blair's attempt to troll Jeremy Corbyn. thecanary.co In a desperate attempt to defend his legacy of ' Blair put out a video in which he He went on to criticise Corbyn for lumpi…

Julie Hollar (2020-01-25). For Corporate Media, Bernie Sanders Is Bigger Threat Than Donald Trump. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, pumps his fist in the air toward supporters as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at Civic Center Park on September 9, 2019 in Denver. (Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2020-01-24). Lee Camp straightens out 'sewage' NYT article that claims Russian bots 'sowed confusion' in South America (VIDEO). rt.com American comedian Lee Camp issued a scathing retort to a New York Times piece alleging that Russian bots stoked tensions in South America, jokingly noting that it would take several years to fully dissect the baseless report. | The host of Redacted Tonight marveled at how the piece, titled "As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, US Finds," was based on data provided by not-very-objective State Department 'analysts'. For Camp, this raised a number of obvious red flags. | He argued that, contrary to the US government-sourced piece, Washington and its cheerleaders in the media are…

Anya Parampil (2020-01-23). The Grayzone's Anya Parampil slams mainstream media's anti-Sanders bias on Tucker Carlson Tonight. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Anya Parampil joined Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News to discuss the media and democratic establishment's attack on…

Eds. (2020-01-23). U.S. clearing anti-war voices off social media in vast censorship operation. mronline.org Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that appear to be in support of the late Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in order to comply with U.S. sanctions, a company spokesperson recently told CNN. |

Staff (2020-01-22). "The Senate Voted for a Cover-Up": GOP Senators Tilt Impeachment Trial in Trump's Favor. democracynow.org After the first marathon day leading up to President Trump's impeachment trial, we speak with Vince Warren and Baher Azmy, executive director and legal director, respectively, of the Center for Constitutional Rights. In a 13-hour session, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate approved rules for the impeachment trial that Vince Warren says are tantamount to a "cover-up." Under the rules, each side will be given 24 hours over a three-day period for opening arguments. Senators also agreed to automatically admit evidence from the House inquiry into the trial record. Republicans rejected 11 amendments from Democrats t…

Anya Parampil (2020-01-22). Busting Cold War propaganda: What China is really like. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Danny Haiphong, a contributing editor at the Black Agenda Report, about his recent,…

Gerald E. Scorse (2020-01-21). Even the Democrats Do Favors for the Rich. dissidentvoice.org In 2017 a Republican-controlled Congress passed a tax cut hugely tilted to corporations and the wealthy. In the waning days of 2019, the Democratic-controlled House did a kind of me-too. It pushed through a retirement bill with a provision that gives billions to those in the upper tiers. The House's gift to the well-off was …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-12-02). The War on Truth: How Israel's Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook. zcomm.org Israel may have found a way to circumvent the influence of Facebook on the discussions pertaining to Palestinian rights and the Israeli occupation…

Jeff Cohen (2019-12-02). What George Carlin Taught Us about Media Propaganda by Omission. zcomm.org Corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it "propaganda by omission"

2020-01-27: Social Media Postees

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French "Yellow Vests" rally for Julian Assange outside London's Belmarsh Prison
wsws.org | 2020-01-27
The protest testified to the global scope of the support for Assange, despite the relentless lies and slanders that have been directed against him by the corporate media.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/27/yell…

US to Grant $35 Million to Promote Its "Fake News Bubble" in Syria and Control Local Media
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-27
Although Western media has a shoddy track record of lying on Syria (and Libya, Iraq…), the US State Department will pump $35 million more into future war propaganda on Syria, under the guise of promoting honest reporting. | A US State | …
globalresearch.ca/us-grant-35-million-pr…

'Lessons of Auschwitz': Moscow school students create VR animation tribute to Holocaust victims (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-27
RT's digital art project dedicated to 75 years of Victory over Nazism releases VR music video illustrated by schoolchildren using tilt brush. | The music score is by Peter Theremin, great-grandson of Leon Theremin

NewGuard Can Save You From Putin!
Fred Gardner | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-27
The New York Times headline was an attention grabber worthy of Sen. Joe McCarthy: "How Amazon, Geico and Walmart Fund Propaganda." A subhed explained: "Algorithms are sending ads by American brands onto Russian disinformation sites." The op-ed by L. Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of the Wall St. Journal, culminated in a sales pitch for…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/27/newguard-can…

Catalan parliament works to strip regional leader Torra of lawmaker's seat
rt.com | 2020-01-27
The Catalan regional parliament was preparing on Monday to strip the president of the northeastern region of his lawmaker's seat because he disobeyed Spain's strict rules on election propaganda. | The expected move is likely to fuel anger among pro-independence supporters, who see in the decision by the governing body of Catalonia's parliament yet another grievance with Spanish judicial decisions, AP said. | A Catalan court barred Quim Torra last month from public office for 18 months for disobedience. Torra was found guilty of refusing to remove from public buildings yellow ribbons used to call for freeing se…
rt.com/newsline/479298-catalan-parliamen…

NewsGuard Can Save You From Putin!
Fred Gardner | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-27
The New York Times headline was an attention grabber worthy of Sen. Joe McCarthy: "How Amazon, Geico and Walmart Fund Propaganda." A subhed explained: "Algorithms are sending ads by American brands onto Russian disinformation sites." The op-ed by L. Gordon Crovitz, a former publisher of the Wall St. Journal, culminated in a sales pitch for…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/27/newsguard-ca…

Trump tweets threats as impeachment defense begins
wsws.org | 2020-01-27
Senate Republicans seem determined to bring the trial to an end by Friday of this week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/27/impe…

North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Aunt Appears Alive After Six Years of Media Saying He Killed Her
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-27
There was, as there usually is when it comes to coverage of North Korea, little self-reflection as to how and why the media had reported fake news for six years.
mintpressnews.com/north-korea-kim-kyong-…

"Fake News": "Hundreds" of Iraqis Want US Troops to Leave their Country
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
Who is telling the truth. Compare the images. | The Mainstream Media is lying. | "Fake News"? | See the official tweet of the Associated Press. | Hundreds, Thousands? Millions? | It's what you call "investigative reporting"… | You show them what you want them …
globalresearch.ca/fake-news-hundreds-of-…

"War on Dissent" Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-26
Censorship is the new normal in America and the West, wanting the message controlled, targeting what conflicts with it for elimination, notably on major geopolitical issues. | Digital democracy is the last frontier of free and open expression. | It's threatened by …
globalresearch.ca/war-dissent-us-west-th…

A new MP brilliantly demolishes Tony Blair's attempt to troll Jeremy Corbyn
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-01-25
In a desperate attempt to defend his legacy of ' Thatcherism-lite' politics, Tony Blair has hit out at Jeremy Corbyn. But it only took one tweet from a new MP to demolish his argument. | Blair put out a video in which he said: I don't often respond to the Leader of the Labour Party's attacks on the last Labour government, but enough is enough. | He went on to criticise Corbyn for lumpi…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/01/25/a-new-mp-brilliantly-demolishes-tony-blairs-attempt-to-troll-jeremy-corbyn/

For Corporate Media, Bernie Sanders Is Bigger Threat Than Donald Trump
Julie Hollar | commondreams.org | 2020-01-25
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, pumps his fist in the air toward supporters as he arrives to speak during a campaign rally at Civic Center Park on September 9, 2019 in Denver. (Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/01/25/corpor…

Lee Camp straightens out 'sewage' NYT article that claims Russian bots 'sowed confusion' in South America (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-24
American comedian Lee Camp issued a scathing retort to a New York Times piece alleging that Russian bots stoked tensions in South America, jokingly noting that it would take several years to fully dissect the baseless report. | The host of Redacted Tonight marveled at how the piece, titled "As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, US Finds," was based on data provided by not-very-objective State Department 'analysts'. For Camp, this raised a number of obvious red flags. | He argued that, contrary to the US government-sourced piece, Washington and its cheerleaders in the media are…
rt.com/usa/479076-lee-camp-nyt-russian-b…

Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don't Come With Warning Labels
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-01-24
Ever since The Intercept ( 11/20/18) found several planning documents by the Partnership for America's Healthcare Future (PAHCF), a benign-sounding corporate alliance formed to prevent any kind of reform and prop up the dysfunctional US healthcare system's profits, corporate media have been reporting on…
fair.org/home/insurance-lobby-talking-po…

The Grayzone's Anya Parampil slams mainstream media's anti-Sanders bias on Tucker Carlson Tonight
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-23
The Grayzone's Anya Parampil joined Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News to discuss the media and democratic establishment's attack on…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/23/the-grayzones…

U.S. clearing anti-war voices off social media in vast censorship operation
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-23
Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that appear to be in support of the late Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in order to comply with U.S. sanctions, a company spokesperson recently told CNN. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/23/u-s-clearing-ant…

Busting Cold War propaganda: What China is really like
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-22
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Danny Haiphong, a contributing editor at the Black Agenda Report, about his recent,…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/22/busting-pro-w…

Busting Cold War propaganda: What China is really like
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-22
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Danny Haiphong, a contributing editor at the Black Agenda Report, about his recent,…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/22/busting-pro-w…

How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-01-22
In Jacobin ( 2/5/19)… | It's been a year since Juan Guaidó began his US-anointed mandate as "interim president" of Venezuela. | Following the opposition leader's failure to secure reelection as National Assembly president this month, Washington and its corporate media stenographers have hysterically decried a "coup" (FAIR.org, 1/10/20) against the coup…
fair.org/home/how-western-left-media-hel…

How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-01-22
In Jacobin ( 2/5/19)… | It's been a year since Juan Guaidó began his US-anointed mandate as "interim president" of Venezuela. | Following the opposition leader's failure to secure reelection as National Assembly president this month, Washington and its corporate media stenographers have hysterically decried a "coup" (FAIR.org, 1/10/20) against the coup…
fair.org/home/how-western-left-media-hel…

"The Senate Voted for a Cover-Up": GOP Senators Tilt Impeachment Trial in Trump's Favor
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-22
After the first marathon day leading up to President Trump's impeachment trial, we speak with Vince Warren and Baher Azmy, executive director and legal director, respectively, of the Center for Constitutional Rights. In a 13-hour session, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate approved rules for the impeachment trial that Vince Warren says are tantamount to a "cover-up." Under the rules, each side will be given 24 hours over a three-day period for opening arguments. Senators also agreed to automatically admit evidence from the House inquiry into the trial record. Republicans rejected 11 amendments from Democrats t…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/22/impeachme…

Even the Democrats Do Favors for the Rich
Gerald E. Scorse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
In 2017 a Republican-controlled Congress passed a tax cut hugely tilted to corporations and the wealthy. In the waning days of 2019, the Democratic-controlled House did a kind of me-too. It pushed through a retirement bill with a provision that gives billions to those in the upper tiers. The House's gift to the well-off was …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/even-the-demo…

The US's Inalienable Right to Violence
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2020-01-21
This Washington Post headline ( 1/7/20) is probably true. | Even when critical of US actions, media commentary on recent US bombings and assassinations in the Middle East is premised on the assumption that the US has the right to use violence (or the threat of it) to assert its will, anytime, anywhere. Conversely, corporate media coverage s…
fair.org/home/the-uss-inalienable-right-…