The American Press is Destroying Itself

by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society June 15, 2020 Sometimes it seems life can’t get any worse in this country. Already in terror of a pandemic, Americans are bombarded with images of grotesque state-sponsored violence, from the murder of George Floyd to countless scenes of police clubbing and brutalizing protesters. Our president, Donald Trump, is a … Continue reading The American Press is Destroying Itself

They Really are Lying to Us

FoxNews, New York Times, CNN, Washington Post... they all lie to you. Russiagate is just foreplay for what's coming. by Arthur Bloom edited by O Society June 10, 2020 Books will be written one about the many media failures during the Trump regime. Yet much of the Russiagate narrative-shaping is related to a broader problem of … Continue reading They Really are Lying to Us

Riots or Civil Disobedience? How media frame protest shapes the public’s view of uprisings

by Danielle Kilgo edited by O Society June 4, 2020 A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck. The video went viral. What happened next has played out time and again in American cities after high-profile cases … Continue reading Riots or Civil Disobedience? How media frame protest shapes the public’s view of uprisings

Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves

  https://youtu.be/yjW9UXoKU2s   Trump resembles Ravishing Rick Rude or Ric Flair more than an actual president — maybe it's why so many Americans love him! by Chauncey deVega edited by O Society May 27, 2020 The election of Donald Trump is easy to understand, if you know where to look for answers. In a wide-ranging interview … Continue reading Kayfabe or Shoot? PayPal’s Peter Thiel on Donald Trump’s WWF Wrasslin’ Moves

Twin Pillars of Russiagate Crumble as Release of New Documents Shows DNC was Not* Hacked by Russia

"Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was … Continue reading Twin Pillars of Russiagate Crumble as Release of New Documents Shows DNC was Not* Hacked by Russia

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, censorship programs advance, amid calls for China-style control of the Internet by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society May 7, 2020 Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine – fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type – ran an in-depth article of the problems free … Continue reading The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed the fictional Chinese lab made coronavirus story (Part IV)

A fictional story about Covid-19 escaping from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller. Part of a series on the Origin of Coronavirus: Francis Collins: On the Origins of Coronavirus How Do You Know COVID-19 Was Not* Made … Continue reading How a Trump media dump mainstreamed the fictional Chinese lab made coronavirus story (Part IV)

How Trump Is Going to Get Away With a Pandemic

There are many ways for the Trump administration to cook the books to hide the extent of the coronavirus outbreak—in fact, it already is doing so. by Sonia Shah edited by O Society April 2, 2020 In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the Trump administration and right-wing commentators were only too keen … Continue reading How Trump Is Going to Get Away With a Pandemic

Hello From Italy! I’m Here to Predict Your Future…

If only we could bypass the mediots and go straight to the horse's mouth on coronavirus to get the real deal...  Oh wait a datgummed minute, we can! Just so happens we have one of our O Society people in Italy right now. He lives there with his PhD wife and their three daughters. They're … Continue reading Hello From Italy! I’m Here to Predict Your Future…

Famous Pentagon Papers Precedent Would Free Julian Assange in Country with Freedom to Tell Truth

June 30, 1971, the US Supreme Court rules the NY Times and Washington Post are legally permitted to publish what’s known as the Pentagon Papers — material leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. by  Stephen Lendman edited by O Society March 1, 2020 Six justices concur in a per curiam statement saying: “Any system of prior restraints of … Continue reading Famous Pentagon Papers Precedent Would Free Julian Assange in Country with Freedom to Tell Truth