Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

Then and Now.

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, April 30th, 2018 - 13 comments

Claims that “Russian bots” helped Labour during the 2017 UK General Election…

 

What’s the Game?

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, April 14th, 2018 - 194 comments

What the hell are Macron, May and Trump playing at?

Hatchets and Knives.

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, January 9th, 2018 - 20 comments

A little on the (predictable) fallout from Emily Thornberry’s BBC Radio 4 interview.

Black is White. Up is Down.

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, April 17th, 2017 - 133 comments

Media have a role to play, apparently…

Framing Syria

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, April 12th, 2017 - 48 comments

If you’re determined to  believe that western liberal democracy is essentially benign and only ever makes mistakes and honest mis-judgements, or is something that’s sometimes marred by an odd ‘bad apple’ or two, then this post on Syria probably isn’t the post for you.

Mosul and Aleppo. They’re spelled differently.

Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, March 26th, 2017 - 17 comments

Not so much a tale of two cities as the tales we were spun in relation to one.

When right-wing hacks confess the damage that they do

Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 26th, 2017 - 20 comments

Some right-wing hacks (like Glenn Beck) are recanting their rants and apologising for the damage that they’ve done. I reckon a few more should follow their brave lead.

The Propaganda War

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, October 2nd, 2016 - 89 comments

Under the rubble of lies…

Bashar al-Assad and other Bastards.

Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, October 3rd, 2015 - 130 comments

What proper journalistic coverage of Syria looks like.

The surplus lie

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, May 14th, 2015 - 68 comments

One of the biggest political deceptions in our lifetime? Or just an honest mistake by our noble Finance Minister?

UK media and the election

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, May 6th, 2015 - 42 comments

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A glitch in the Matrix

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, May 6th, 2015 - 30 comments

Two politicians with very similar names and practically identical, terrible excuses for their lies. But does it mean the honeymoon’s over for John Key?

North of 2

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, February 1st, 2015 - 138 comments

The international energy agency’s (IEA) view on climate change is that we are “on track for a 3.5°C rise by 2040” (i.e. 4.2°C relative to pre-industrial).

Fatih Birol – IEA chief economist said (3 years ago)

When I look at this data, the trend is perfectly in line with a temperature increase of 6 degrees Celsius, which would have devastating consequences for the planet….we have 5 years to change the energy system – or have it changed

 

Human Nature and Propaganda

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, December 17th, 2010 - 62 comments

We don’t have to care so much about beneficiaries any more. Or those single parents. Or the trials and tribulations of anyone else at all really. We have to be grown up. And we are more mean and lean than we used to be. Hell, even those pesky parliamentary lefties have abandoned the beneficiaries and the single parents. Yup. Nothing to see there. Life is good. We’re getting ahead. And we sure know what’s what. Don’t we?

Que CERRA, CERRA?

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, September 29th, 2010 - 62 comments

After picking up my award for worst ever ‘Standard’ post title, I’d just like to say that there seems to a penchant these days to leave too many things up to higher powers, or perceived authorities.  And authorities and those who are ideologically aligned with them or reliant upon them, naturally enough encourage such a giving away of agency.  It’s not always deliberate. And it’s certainly not a conspiracy. It’s just the way it is and is borne of habit. This morning afforded a fairly clear example of it.

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