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Just a few tasters from 5 minutes of exposure to the “free press”. 1. The BBC News reports on some student demonstrations which are apparently taking place in Iran. They acknowledge (the first time they use it) that their video clip material is culled from “social media”. They interview two people – both of whom […]

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s western-backed Palestine Authority, which is controlled by Fatah, fought a war with Hamas over Gaza in 2007, which led to Hamas taking over. The above is from this article. There is no mention of in the article that Hamas won the election in Gaza. [1] A standard piece of sheer make-belief from […]

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Propaganda doesn’t have to be full-on. It can be quite subtle. Here’s an example from the Guardian – that amplifier for the State Department: It appears in a story about a British IT Security consultant being arrested by the FBI on charges related to creating hacking tools: It [the WannaCry malware] moved particularly quickly through corporate […]

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This is a typical example of the kind of low-grade anti-Russia propaganda that the free press likes to fill its pages with. It’s a story in the Daily Telegraph about some apparent changes to the Russian tourist visa application process. Apparently the changes include new questions about income and about the applicant’s social media accounts. The […]

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This is just a small example. An article in the Telegraph about the recent announcement on the creation of a new ‘state’ by the DNR. [1] Just a couple of points. i) This is an example of what this site calls ‘narrative overlay’. The Western media often reports the news in this way. They don’t just […]

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The Guardian is lying again. This is their recent headline about a European Court of Human Rights judgement against Russia: Russian ‘gay propaganda’ law ruled discriminatory by European court Law banning promotion of homosexuality breaches freedom of expression rules, says European court of human rights There are two lies here. Firstly; the law referred to is concerned […]

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