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Torben Betts 11h
This is a great book. Buy it immediately!
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Chris Williamson 11h
Food poverty in the UK is a bloody scandal. We are one of the richest nations on the planet with the world's fifth biggest economy, yet thanks to free-market capitalism 14 million people live in poverty. Check out 's excellent blog.
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Francesca Martinez 17h
Thanks to the 18 Labour MPs who voted against the which protects people who commit torture & other human rights abuses. Three of those brave MPs were junior ministers who have had to resign from their roles. Imagine losing your job for opposing torture.
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Media Lens 13h
David Cameron and other NATO leaders were responsible for a massive military assault on Libya in 2011 that led to Iraq-style chaos. Yet Steve Richards makes no mention of this in his chapter on Cameron.
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Media Lens 14h
Media alert: Fiona Bruce grinning broadly from the cockpit of a Spitfire celebrating Britain’s heroic military past is ‘impartial’ because the Establishment – including the military, the arms industry, right-wing political and cultural elites – love it.
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Murray: 'people believe they have successfully shared my articles on Twitter and Facebook, while those corporations hide from them that in fact it went into nobody’s timeline. My own family have not been getting their notifications of my posts on either platform.'
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Media Lens 14h
Pure Orwell. Shadowbanning from Twitter and Facebook: 'Normally about 50% of my blog readers arrive from Twitter and 40% from Facebook. During the trial it has been 3% from Twitter and 9% from Facebook. That is a fall from 90% to 12%.'
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Jonathan Cook 16h
Ex-ambassador Craig Murray looks on in 'horrified disbelief' at the banality of evil unfolding at the Old Bailey, as the judge and lawyers for the US weigh whether Assange would be killed by lengthy solitary confinement or survive it as a living death
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Vanessa Spedding 14h
I knew this would be an enraging and upsetting read. And it's all the more essential for it. A critical call from to consider the power of the media and the mortal danger brought about by those who would invert the meaning of "free press" -
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Lord Raphael Kiyani 14h
I own a copy of this. It is absolutely essential reading for everyone who cares about transparency and truth in media.
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Media Lens 15h
Sorry, just kidding. I was thinking of Gump rather than Whitaker. 😄
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Media Lens 15h
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A reader says: 'The media’s job today is to ensure that if anyone threatens to expose how fraudulent and corrupt our democracy has become, and if they offer an alternative to the destruction wrought by neoliberalism at home and abroad, they are ridiculed, smeared and destroyed!'
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Media Lens 16h
My mother actually favoured calling me Forest, which I think could have worked well.
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Media Lens 17h
It's a nightmare! Rudolf Rocker never had that problem. Nor does Noam!
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Media Lens 17h
Always good to have a coffee handy, too. And biscuits! 😄
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Heather #FundOurNHS 17h
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Preferred Corbyn helping to feed and care for people on Christmas Day.
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Media Lens 17h
Sir Keir Starmer, radical firebrand (Sunday Times, 20 September).
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Mossy Fern 17h
Is this what you call a: "free press" ?
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Media Lens 17h
'Propaganda Blitz' was published two years ago this month. It reveals how the corporate media - too - doesn't just ‘spin’ the news. It distorts everything it touches, hiding the real issues from public view, and often reversing the truth.
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Media Lens 18h
That seems unfair and unkind, and not supported by the detailed accounts from
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