• peter gowan sur Twitter :

    "#CNN : "Warren surges to first place, Biden and Buttigieg in 2nd and 3rd ranks" https://t.co/bL0ZawJz8B" / Twitter

    Warren 23%
    #Sanders 23%
    Biden 22%
    Buttigieg 14%

    Ça me rappelle la blague sur la course à pied entre un ambassadeur étasunien et son homologue soviétique au temps de la guerre froide, gagnée par le premier et (dit la blague) rapportée comme suit par la Pravda :

    « Une course s’est déroulée dans laquelle notre représentant est arrivé deuxième et l’Américain avant-dernier. « 

    #sans_vergogne #MSM

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  • Climato-scepticisme et médias : la duperie – {Sciences²}

    ... dans la dernière livraison de Nature communications, un trio de chercheurs démontre avec une démarche « big data » à quel point la presse (anglophone dans une centaine de pays) se livre sans compter aux négateurs de la science du climat. Traités, dans le meilleur des cas, à égalité avec les scientifiques (1). Et contribue ainsi à la diffusion des messages trompeurs et mensongers des porte-paroles du mal nommé « climato-scepticisme ».


    #MSM #climat

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  • My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

    Très long article de #James_Risen, #journaliste d’investigation du #New_york_Times

    My experience with [some] stor[ies] [...] made me much less willing to go along with later government requests to hold or kill stories. And that ultimately set me on a collision course with the editors at the New York Times, who were still quite willing to cooperate with the government.


    By 2002, I was also starting to clash with the editors over our coverage of the Bush administration’s claims about pre-war intelligence on Iraq. My stories raising questions about the intelligence, particularly the administration’s claims of a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda, were being cut, buried, or held out of the paper altogether.


    Meanwhile, #Judy_Miller, an intense reporter who was based in New York but had sources at the highest levels of the Bush administration, was writing story after story that seemed to document the existence of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Her stories were helping to set the political agenda in Washington.


    After weeks of reporting in late 2002 and early 2003, I was able to get enough material to start writing stories that revealed that intelligence analysts were skeptical of the Bush administration’s evidence for going to war, particularly the administration’s assertions that there were links between Saddam’s regime and Al Qaeda.

    But after I filed the first story, it sat in the Times computer system for days, then weeks, untouched by editors. I asked several editors about the story’s status, but no one knew.

    Finally, the story ran, but it was badly cut and buried deep inside the paper. I wrote another one, and the same thing happened. I tried to write more, but I started to get the message. It seemed to me that the Times didn’t want these stories.

    What angered me most was that while they were burying my skeptical stories, the editors were not only giving banner headlines to stories asserting that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, they were also demanding that I help match stories from other publications about Iraq’s purported WMD programs. I grew so sick of this that when the Washington Post reported that Iraq had turned over nerve gas to terrorists, I refused to try to match the story. One mid-level editor in the Washington bureau yelled at me for my refusal. He came to my desk carrying a golf club while berating me after I told him that the story was bullshit and I wasn’t going to make any calls on it.

    As a small protest, I put a sign on my desk that said, “You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war.” It was New York Journal publisher William Randolph Hearst’s supposed line to artist Frederic Remington, whom he had sent to Cuba to illustrate the “crisis” there before the Spanish-American War. I don’t think my editors even noticed the sign.

    #manipulation #mensonges #désinformation #MSM

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  • Who supplies the news?
    Patrick Cockburn on misreporting in Syria and Iraq

    The murder of 85 civilians confirmed by multiple sources and the killing of an unknown number of people with bombs and shells were certainly atrocities. But it remains a gross exaggeration to compare the events in East Aleppo – as journalists and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic did in December – with the mass slaughter of 800,000 people in Rwanda in 1994 or more than 7000 in Srebrenica in 1995.


    There are many similarities between the sieges of Mosul and East Aleppo, but they were reported very differently. When civilians are killed or their houses destroyed during the US-led bombardment of Mosul, it is Islamic State that is said to be responsible for their deaths: they were being deployed as human shields. When Russia or Syria targets buildings in East Aleppo, Russia or Syria is blamed: the rebels have nothing to do with it. Heartrending images from East Aleppo showing dead, wounded and shellshocked children were broadcast around the world. But when, on 12 January, a video was posted online showing people searching for bodies in the ruins of a building in Mosul that appeared to have been destroyed by a US-led coalition airstrike, no Western television station carried the pictures. ‘We have got out 14 bodies so far,’ a haggard-looking man facing the camera says, ‘and there are still nine under the rubble.’

    #désinformation #journalisme_lamentable #msm

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  • L’Inde a vécu la plus grande grève de l’histoire humaine

    Selon les syndicats, ce seraient ainsi près de 180 millions de travailleurs, hommes et femmes, qui ont manifesté pour s’opposer à la politique économique du gouvernement. L’Inde comptant environ 1,250 milliards d’individus, ce serait donc un septième de la population qui a arrêté le travail pour une journée. Mais ces chiffres n’ont toutefois pas pu être vérifiés de façon indépendante.

    The Biggest Strike in World History ? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone

    And yet there was virtually no coverage of the strike in commercial US media, according to searches of the Nexis news database. Not a word on ABC, CBS or NBC. No mention on the main cable news networks—CNN, Fox and MSNBC—either. (The Intercept‘s Zaid Jilani—9/6/16—noted that there was one mention on CNN International, when “the CEO of the human resources consulting firm ManpowerGroup cited the Indian strike as part of global concerns about technology suppressing wages.”) Neither the PBS NewsHour nor NPR touched the story.

    Not a single US newspaper found in the Nexis database—which includes most of the major papers, like the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today—reported an original story on the strike. (Associated Press had a brief, 289-word report, which ran on the New York Times‘ website and was doubtless picked up by other papers.) The Wall Street Journal, whose full text isn’t on Nexis, also skipped the Indian strike story.

    That’s an example of the kind of story US corporate media don’t care about. What do they care about? Well, Apple is planning to release a new version of the iPhone next week. That’s already making news: CBS did a segment on its Money Watch program (9/7/16) previewing the phone, as did NPR‘s Morning Edition and All Things Considered (9/7/16); the product was front-page news in USA Today (9/8/16) and the Wall Street Journal (9/8/16), while you had to turn to page A12 in the Washington Post (9/7/16) or the first page of the business section in the New York Times (9/8/16) to get your future cellphone news.

    A hundred million or more workers striking for their rights hold no interest for the news managers in US corporate media. But a new gadget from a prominent advertiser? Now, that’s the news that’s fit to print.

    La « #réalité » telle que façonnée par les #MSM

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  • Some of the Richest, Smartest and Most Powerful Humans Don’t Have Access to the BLS Website | Beat the Press | Blogs | Publications | The Center for Economic and Policy Research

    That’s what a Reuters article in the NYT inadvertently told readers. The piece begins by telling readers:

    Some of the richest, smartest and most powerful humans have an important message for the rest of us as they convened this week to discuss pressing global issues: the #robots are coming.
    At the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, at least four panels so far have focused on technology taking over markets to mining - and most importantly, jobs. "

    The piece goes to blame technology for destroying large numbers of middle class jobs, which it argues is a main cause of wage stagnation. The problem is that if these smart and powerful people had access to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (BLS) they would know that productivity growth (the rate at which robots and other technologies are taking our jobs), has been extremely slow over the last decade, as in the opposite of fast.

    This means that we have to look to other causes of inequality, like boneheaded macro policy that leaves millions unemployed, trade policy that displaced millions of manufacturing workers, and longer and stronger patent and copyright protection that make the rest of us pay larger rents for drugs, software, and other protected items.

    But the rich and powerful prefer the robot story, and apparently, because they are rich and powerful, they can get the media to take it seriously.

    #riches #emplois #MSM

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  • J’apprends en lisant un article du 8 mars dernier (donc avant l’annonce du retrait russe) de Paul Pillar que l’#Iran a retiré la plus grande partie de ses troupes de la #Syrie,

    Je cherche des liens en Francais sur Google : je n’en ai trouvé que 3 :

    L’Iran commence à retirer ses troupes de Syrie (rapport)

    Les Gardiens iraniens de la révolution se retirent de Syrie, annonce John Kerry

    Et http://www.lorientlejour.com/article/972365/les-gardiens-iraniens-de-la-revolution-se-retirent-de-syrie-kerry.htm

    Comme l’explique Paul Pillar la discrétion des MSM sur ce sujet se justifie par la nécessité absolue de taire tout ce qui ne colle pas avec la narration (sionisto-saoudo-néocon) d’un Iran qui profite des concessions qui lui sont faites pour se montrer, je cite, « encore plus #néfaste »,

    Now the nuclear agreement is in force, and we can look for any evidence of changes in Iranian regional activity. What certainly should count as significant evidence is the recent report that Iran is withdrawing from Syria a significant portion of the Revolutionary Guard Corps forces that it had deployed there. That’s right: this is Iranian regional activity—violent activity, involving combat—that is going down, not up. Surely those observers who can be expected to be watching like a hawk whatever Iran is doing in the region would have noticed. It’s not as if the report was confined to inconspicuous places. The report first appeared on Israeli television and was replayed in other Israeli news outlets. The Israeli report, according to which Iran is withdrawing all of a 2,500-strong fighting force while leaving 700 military advisers in Syria, is consistent with a brief comment by Secretary of State Kerry in a Congressional hearing less than two weeks ago that Iran had withdrawn a “significant number” of its Revolutionary Guard Corps troops from Syria. But from the people who have said so much about financial windfalls from sanctions relief and how that would lead to Iran doing more destabilizing things in the region, we get no comment. Radio #silence.

    #MSM #silence_radio

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