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Obama & Indoctrinating a New Generation

Another Symptom of the Banana-Republicization of America Is there anyone out there who still believes that Barack Obama, when he’s speaking about American foreign policy, is capable of being anything like an honest man? In a March 26 talk in Belgium to “European youth”, the president fed his audience one falsehood, half-truth, blatant omission, or [...]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: “A Critique of Noam Chomsky”

Peter B. Collins Presents Professor Anthony F. Greco MIT Professor Noam Chomsky has been a major voice for the American Left for over 50 years. In his new book, Tony Greco offers detailed criticism of selected subjects of Chomsky’s writings, from the Cold War to Viet Nam, Central America, Indonesia and the wars in Afghanistan [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent- “Spies, Lies & the Money that Binds Them”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Douglas Valentine On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by author and CIA expert, Douglas Valentine. We discuss the NSA leaks regarding the agency’s assistance in the CIA assassination program that were promised, but so far not delivered, and how the focus on tactical matters as opposed to strategic may [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent- “The PayPal 14, Pierre’s Shame & the Billionaire Independent Media”

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Stanley Cohen On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by attorney and activist, Stanley Cohen, who currently represents one of the “Anons” collectively known as the PayPal 14. We discuss who the PayPal 14 are, what they did, why they did it, and the shameful actions of eBay and Pierre [...]

Checkbook Journalism & Leaking to the Highest Bidders

The NSA Whistleblowing Case: Something is Awfully Rotten in the State of …? Imagine a major government whistleblower who leaks his evidence and obtained documents to the highest bidders in the mainstream media and mega corporations. Does that sound awful, disgraceful and despicable? Okay. Now, imagine a pseudo journalist who obtains over 50,000 documents from [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent-The New Media Revolution: Citizen Journalists & the Battle of Ideas

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Abby Martin On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by the founder and editor of Media Roots and host of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin. Guillermo and Abby discuss a wide variety of issues and news stories, focusing on the psychological and sociological effects of media in the digital age. [...]

Joke of the Day: UN Says Afghanistan Risks Becoming ‘Narco-State’!

Afghanistan Will Be Exporting Heroin to Outer Space & Its Extraterrestrial Populace! This morning I came across this headline from Reuters: Afghanistan risks becoming ‘narco-state’: U.N. official. So here is what I thought first: This must be an archived article from ten or eleven years ago. Immediately I clicked on the link and checked the [...]

Psssst Did You Know? At This Rate It Would Take 26 More Years to Release All Snowden Documents

I just finished reading a very telling post at my favorite site Cryptome. Don’t worry, it is not a lengthy article. In fact, it hits you with a few short sentences and numbers to go along with them. Here it is: Out of reported 15,000 pages, The Guardian has published 192 pages in fourteen releases [...]

Pulitzer Winner Journalist Seymour Hersh on Bin Laden Kill: “It’s One Big LIE, Not One Word of It is True”

Sy Hersh is Adamant that Obama is Worse than Bush After a long absence, to be exact five years, since President Obama took office, Seymour Hersh is back, out, and talking. And by that I mean really talking. He is calling the reports on Bin Laden’s so-called assassination, by that I mean the mainstream media [...]

Too Many Years of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11

The Official Story of 9/11 is Hogwash Washington has been at war for 12 years. According to experts such as Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, these wars have cost Americans approximately $6 trillion, enough to keep Social Security and Medicare sound for years. All there is to show for 12 years of war is fat [...]

NSA Whistleblower Russ Tice Offers More Details on the Wiretapping of Senator Feinstein

A Rogue NSA with Leverage & the Power of Blackmail Peter B. Collins interviews NSA Whistleblower Russ Tice on the wiretapping of Senator Feinstein’s offices, homes and family, and how NSA used other surveillance methods on Feinstein. Mr. Tice responds to questions about evidence for his disclosures, and his motive for revealing them now, and [...]

The Guardian UK: Guardian of the Truth, or, Guardian of the Establishment?

When Judging the Source Do Not Disregard its Track Record It is not easy to be the one who bears bad news, questions what’s beneath glitzy packaging, or the one who throws cold water on seemingly good news. Trust me it isn’t. We all want to feel good. It is much easier to cheer than [...]

Villains, Heroes & Villain-Made Heroes

The Real Truth is Never Popular-When Truth Really Matters We often hear of viewing the world in black and white terms. In many of my interviews I talk about the tendency of people to simplify politics by dividing its actors into two groups: guys in white hats versus guys in black hats. I don’t know [...]

Contradictory & Highly Troubling Questions on Guardian’s Snowden Coverage

What Caused the Fallout between Snowden & Guardian-Greenwald, and Why? Glenn Greenwald hinted on Monday (July 1) that Edward Snowden has leaked all of the documents that he intended to pass on to news outlets. Last Sunday, WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange, who has been assisting Snowden, told ABC News that there was nothing anybody could [...]

The EyeOpener Report- Obama’s War on Whistleblowers (And What to Do About It)

The gulf that exists between the Obama of the campaign trail and Obama’s actions since taking office has been glaringly obvious since the very beginning of his presidency, from his promise to close Guantanamo to his promise not to employ lobbyists to his promise to increase governmental transparency; there have been no shortage of examples [...]