(2600 words) John Pilger on “Invisible Government”, US and UK media and propaganda
In 1988 a US destroyer shot down an Iranian airliner in the Persian Gulf, killing 290 people. This year a Malaysian airliner was shot down flying over Ukraine with the loss of 288 people. In the article below Professor Gusterson compares: The US Govt, (Reagan Administration) lies, and the US Main Stream Media echoing them, about the US military shooting down of Iranian airlines flight 655 in 1988 with The US Govt, (Obama Administration) probable lies, and the US Main Stream Media echoing them, about the (as yet unknown) circumstances surrounding the shooting down of Malaysia Air lines flight 17 in 2014.
From Washington’s Blog October 7, 2014 Extracted from Eric Zuesse: Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers), has decided to go public about the corruption of himself and the rest of the Western ‘news’ media, because he finds that this corruption is bringing Europe too close to a nuclear war against Russia, which he concludes the U.S. aristocracy that controls the CIA wants to bring about, or else to bring closer to the brink.
Professor Andrea Prat of Columbia University has just published a fascinating paper on Vox about a new, and in my opinion much more effective, way of measuring the potential power of a particular corporate media source. —