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Dead Wild Roses: The Madness of the Global Economy – David Cromwell

Did you want to get the gist of Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s master work ‘Manufacturing Consent’ but not have to read that long, dryly informative tomb? Have I got the book for you. ‘Why are we the Good Guys?’ by David Cromwell runs on essentially the same thesis but is many more times […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Madness of the Global Economy – David Cromwell

Dead Wild Roses: Media Lens – Media Lessons – Russel Brand

The writers over at Media Lens have really outdone themselves. This will be in the next edition of the textbooks about media analysis and what happens once you go against the status quo. Russel Brand has made the mistake of categorizing and identifying what is wrong with our economic systems and society. Watch as the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Media Lens – Media Lessons – Russel Brand

Dead Wild Roses: Media Lens – Our Propaganda

I’m always amused when I see people commentating on the “liberal bias” in the media. It is usually followed by a trenchant analysis of at least one instance of how news corporation X has finally gone off the rails and has lost all of its journalistic integrity blah blah blah.

Sitting where I am, in . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Media Lens – Our Propaganda

Dead Wild Roses: Oh Auntie Beebs! Not you too! “Objective Reporting” on the BBC.

Media Lens is an invaluable source to in describing and measuring how far the “respectable media” kowtows to state and corporate interests. This excerpt from their latest media alert illustrates the mendacity that is common place in what is considered to be “acceptable journalistic practices”.

“The key to what is precisely wrong with corporate journalism . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Oh Auntie Beebs! Not you too! “Objective Reporting” on the BBC.

Dead Wild Roses: Mainstream Media? Let’s append that to Corporate Media.

It is important to periodically remind yourself of who the corporate media serves and how that focus bends what is reported and how it is reported into the fantastical shapes we observe today. Critical thinking, news triangulation and a healthy dose of skepticism are all required to make sense of what is actually happening . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Mainstream Media? Let’s append that to Corporate Media.

Dead Wild Roses: Orwell Day – Better late than Never

Orwell day was January 21st, and of course, I missed it. Media Lens did not miss the boat and has an article up laced with the sort of irony and breathtaking self-deception that Orwell fought against.

“January 21, ‘Orwell Day’, marked the 63rd anniversary of George Orwell’s death, Steven Poole notes in the Guardian. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Orwell Day – Better late than Never

Dead Wild Roses: Missing Clocks – David Edwards

This is the good part of an article off the Media Lens website – the piece gets a bit loopy so if you want to read the rest please follow the link provided. The most important idea is one mentioned by Noam Chomsky, his observations give structure to the question “What is the rationale behind […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Missing Clocks – David Edwards

Dead Wild Roses: If the Conservative Media Bias is bad in the UK…

I find it amusing how often people refer to the media as having a “liberal bias”. It is such a counter-intuitive claim to make given the composition of the majority of mainstream media outlets (ad driven, reliant on the government for information). Media Lens never gives an inch when it comes to the ‘liberal . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: If the Conservative Media Bias is bad in the UK…