Tagged: right-wing propaganda

The Fall of Talk Radio Titans

The Fall of Talk Radio Titans

  As right-wing propagandists reach ever more bizarre extremes, longtime talk radio favorites are falling by the wayside. As a result, an outfit coyly named iHeart Media, which distributes Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity...

Buying up the News

Buying up the News

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” And you know “the  pen” is a metaphor for communication of all kinds – including, of course, television and the Internet...

Making up the News

Making up the News

One of the far right’s favorite ploys is accusing political opponents of dirty deeds they have done or are planning to do. The “fake news” meme is an example. I’m sure you agree that there’s fake...

The Power of Propaganda

The Power of Propaganda

  You might think you’re too smart to fall for fake news. You might wonder why governments waste their money on propaganda. You might even laugh at demagogues like Donald Trump when they tweet...

Echo Chamber Strikes Back

Echo Chamber Strikes Back

I don’t usually watch Fox News. Or read the rubbish on right-wing web sites. But my nephew Chris sends me links to various “conservative” propaganda outlets. I guess he thinks I would benefit from an...

No Evidence + Alternative Facts = Libel

No Evidence + Alternative Facts = Libel

Back in my news reporting days, we were always on guard against libeling someone we wrote about. We were taught to check our facts before writing a story. It wasn’t just the fear of...

Gone but not Forgotten

Gone but not Forgotten

Remember Barack Obama? The guy who was born in Kenya but cleverly managed to insert birth notices in Hawaiian newspapers so he could one day grow up and become president of the US? The...

Now, Hillary’s Eye is “Crazy”?

Now, Hillary’s Eye is “Crazy”?

  What will they think of next? The vast right-wing noise machine has come up with a new scandal. It involves Hillary’s eye. The left one. Apparently it’s “crazy,” and that’s a likely symptom of a...

Fact or Fiction? Does it Matter?

Fact or Fiction? Does it Matter?

In this bizarre age, when politics is reality TV and facts are whatever people will believe, the “news” is nothing more than entertainment – laced with a toxic undercurrent of propaganda. A few afternoons ago,...

George Will vs. the People’s Will

George Will vs. the People’s Will

  Someone should enlighten George Will (at right) about democracy.  The syndicated columnist, who has been spreading right-wing propaganda for decades, wants the Republican Party to promote a boycott of Donald Trump in the November...