Category Archives: Propaganda

Is Fox News Now The Government Approved ‘News’ Station?

Well, this isn’t good (boldface mine): The memo above has been puttering around Facebook for a day or so. It describes a top-down, command-and-control approach to cable-news watching at a unit of the Food and Drug Administration. Fox News, it … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Propaganda, The War on Science

This Is What Passes For A ‘Moderate’ Trumpist: The Pizzagate Edtion

While I’ve argued repeatedly, that, at the margins, there are Trump supporters who can be peeled off (either switching or sitting out), many of them seem to be pretty far gone. For those who don’t know what Pizzagate is, here … Continue reading

Posted in Bullshit As a Load Bearing Structure, Conservatives, Propaganda, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 2 Comments

Racist Right Breitbart News Literally Called For A War On Science

Leaving aside the point Breitbart wanted to make (some peer reviewed articles have reached unfounded conclusions, therefore climate change is FALSE! Or something), that their audience would appreciate a line from a play by a white nationalist Nazi collaborator–”When I … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, Propaganda, Resistance Rebellion And Death, The War on Science | 3 Comments

Sunday Sermon: The Guarantor Of Freedom

David Zirin commenting on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem (boldface mine): This country—despite its awful treatment of soldiers when they return home—worships the cult of the military. And professional sports—especially the NFL—have played a central role. … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Military, Propaganda, Sportsball! | 5 Comments

No Nation Can Endure Half Fox News And Half Free

To use Comrade driftglass‘ phrase. Pathetic (boldface mine): Instead, as Media Matters for America documented, the network’s hosts offered punditry as a video about Capt. Khan’s death played, and then showed an anti-Clinton attack ad about Benghazi, followed by commercials, … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, News Media, Propaganda | 1 Comment

It’s Not 1996 Any More

Last week, Bill Clinton got into a public dust-up with Black Lives Matter protestors, which led Charles Pierce to ask, “Here’s a question for the poli-sci folks here in the shebeen: When did Bill Clinton become such a fcking political … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Propaganda

A Failure to Communicate Or Lost In Translation?

As someone who can read and speak Hebrew, I’ve always found certain translations of the (Hebrew) Bible to be odd. Leaving aside versions that aren’t really in modern English such as the King James Bible, there’s usually something lost. Not … Continue reading

Posted in Jewish Stuff, Propaganda | 3 Comments