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Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at secrecyandprivilege.com. It's also available at
Amazon.com, as is his 1999 book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth.'
Netanyahu Pushes Trump Toward Wider Wars
Russia-gate is empowering Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to strong-arm President Trump into escalating the Syrian war by abandoning a recent cease-fire and challenging Iran and Russia, reports Robert Parry.
Thursday, June 29, 2017(16 comments)
NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard
A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017(8 comments)
Russia-gate Is No Watergate or Iran-Contra
Many comparisons have been made between Russia-gate and the earlier scandals of Watergate and Iran-Contra, but the similarities are at best superficial, explains Robert Parry.
Sunday, June 25, 2017(14 comments)
Policing "Truth" to Restore "Trust"
The U.S. mainstream media insists it just wants "truth" algorithms to purge "fake news" from the Internet, but the real goal seems to be restoring public "trust" by limiting what the people get to see, reports Robert Parry.
Saturday, June 3, 2017(5 comments)
Hillary Clinton's Deceptive Blame-Shifting
While complaining about "fake news" that undercut her campaign, Hillary Clinton continued her own "fake news" falsehood about the U.S. intelligence assessment on Russian election "meddling."
The 'Soft Coup' of Russia-gate
The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American "soft coup" is in the works, reports Robert Parry.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017(87 comments)
Why Hillary Clinton Really Lost
An insider book on Campaign 2016 reveals a paranoid Hillary Clinton who spied on staff emails after losing in 2008 and carried her political dysfunction into her loss to Donald Trump, writes Robert Parry.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017(27 comments)
The Sleazy Origins of Russia-gate
Official Washington's groupthink is that Russian "disinformation" helped elect Donald Trump, but the evidence is actually much stronger that Russian "dirt" was helping Hillary Clinton, reports Robert Parry.
Saturday, March 25, 2017(13 comments)
How US Flooded the World with Psyops
The mainstream U.S. media obsesses over Russian "propaganda" yet the U.S. government created a "psyops" bureaucracy three decades ago to flood the world with dubious information, reports Robert Parry.
Thursday, March 23, 2017(8 comments)
Democrats Trade Places on War and McCarthyism
The anti-Russia hysteria gripping the Democratic Party marks a "trading places" moment as the Democrats embrace the New Cold War and the New McCarthyism, flipping the script on Republicans, writes Robert Parry.
Monday, March 20, 2017(3 comments)
NYT's "Tinfoil Hat" Conspiracy Theory
There is a "tinfoil-hat" quality to The New York Times' pushing its "Donald Trump Is Russia's Manchurian Candidate" conspiracy theory as the newspaper sinks deeper into a New McCarthyism, reports Robert Parry.
Thursday, March 16, 2017(1 comments)
The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow
The neocon royalty Kagans are counting on Democrats and liberals to be the foot soldiers in the new neocon campaign to push Republicans and President Trump into more "regime change" wars, reports Robert Parry.
Monday, March 13, 2017(16 comments)
When "Disinformation" Is Truth
Democrats and liberals have climbed into bed with the neocons to push the "Russia-did-it" conspiracy theory as a way to "get Trump," but this New McCarthyism has grave dangers, writes Robert Parry.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017(3 comments)
Fresh Doubts about Russian "Hacking"
The gauzy allegations of Russia "hacking" the Democrats to elect Donald Trump just got hazier with WikiLeaks' new revelations about CIA cyber-spying and the capability to pin the blame on others, reports Robert Parry.
Monday, March 6, 2017(3 comments)
Official Washington Tips into Madness
President Trump responded to evidence-lite accusations from Democrats about his ties to Russia with his own air-filled allegations about President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower, as Robert Parry shakes his head.
Sunday, March 5, 2017(13 comments)
The Politics Behind "Russia-gate"
The hysteria over "Russia-gate" continues to grow -- as President Trump's enemies circle -- but at its core there may be no there there while it risks pushing the world toward nuclear annihilation, writes Robert Parry.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Mainstream Media's "Victimhood"
Just weeks ago, mainstream U.S. media decried "fake news" and backed a blacklist of independent news sites over "Russian propaganda." Now, under fire from President Trump, the MSM loves a free press, writes Robert Parry.
Thursday, February 23, 2017(7 comments)
How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller
Viewed as uncaring about facts, President Trump could change his image by releasing important information about recent turning-point moments that President Obama chose to hide from the people, writes Robert Parry.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
NYT's Fake News about Fake News
The West's anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of "fake news" but the evidence doesn't connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own "fake news," reports Robert Parry.
Monday, February 20, 2017(21 comments)
Was Thomas Jefferson a Rapist?
As Thomas Jefferson's apologists retreat in their denials about Sally Hemings, the new defensive line is to assert that Jefferson's sex with his slave girl was "a relationship," not another r-word, writes Robert Parry.
Saturday, February 18, 2017(44 comments)
The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt
Democrats, liberals and media pundits -- in their rush to take down President Trump -- are pushing a New McCarthyism aimed at Americans who have talked to Russians, risking a new witch hunt, reports Robert Parry.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017(3 comments)
Trump Caves on Flynn's Resignation
President Trump's acceptance of National Security Advisor Flynn's resignation marks Official Washington's first big success in neutering Trump and killing hopes for a detente with Russia, reports Robert Parry.
Friday, February 10, 2017(13 comments)
The Neocons' Back-Door to Trump
By enforcing a "group think" calling Iran the chief sponsor of terrorism, Official Washington's neocons are maneuvering the Trump administration into conforming with Israeli (and Saudi) desires, reports Robert Parry.
Thursday, February 9, 2017(7 comments)
Trump's Foreign Policy at a Crossroads
Recent U.S. foreign policy -- driven by neocons and liberal hawks -- has spread chaos and death around the globe. But can "crazy" Donald Trump bring sanity to how the U.S. approaches the world, asks Robert Parry.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017(6 comments)
Castigating Trump for Truth-Telling
President Trump says much that is untrue, but he draws some of Official Washington's greatest opprobrium when he speaks the truth, such as noting that senior U.S. officials have done a lot of killing, writes Robert Parry.
Friday, February 3, 2017(2 comments)
"Deflategate" Cloud over the Super Bowl
There's a larger point to the NFL's bizarre Deflategate story -- how checks and balances have broken down in America letting powerful institutions do almost whatever they want to anyone even Tom Brady, reports Robert Parry.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017(18 comments)
Dangers of Democratic Putin-Bashing
As national Democratic leaders continue to blame Russian President Putin for their 2016 defeat, they're leading their party into a realignment with the neocons and other war hawks, reports Robert Parry.
Sunday, January 29, 2017(5 comments)
Trump Lets Saudis Off His "Muslim Ban"
By leaving Saudi Arabia and other key terrorism sponsors off his "Muslim ban," President Trump shows the same cowardice and dishonesty that infected the Bush and Obama administrations, writes Robert Parry.
Friday, January 27, 2017(6 comments)
Donald Trump and His "Magic Mirror"
President Trump's vain tirades about crowd size and voter fraud make him look like Snow White's evil queen gazing into her mirror, but he could turn that around by telling some important truths, says Robert Parry.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017(4 comments)
Obama Bequeaths a More Dangerous World
President Obama may have entered the White House with a desire to rein in America's global war-making but he succumbed to neocon pressure and left behind an even more dangerous world, reports Robert Parry.
Saturday, January 21, 2017(29 comments)
Selectivity in Trashing Trump
Around the United States, massive demonstrations have protested the inauguration of Donald Trump, but there is a danger that the anti-Trump forces could block the positive elements of his message, writes Robert Parry
Thursday, January 19, 2017(1 comments)
How the NYT Plays with History
By failing to tell the hard truth about Establishment wrongdoing, The New York Times -- along with other mainstream U.S. media outlets -- has destabilized American democracy, reports Robert Parry.
Thursday, January 12, 2017(2 comments)
Pulling a J. Edgar Hoover on Trump
President-elect Trump is fending off a U.S. intelligence leak of unproven allegations that he cavorted with Russian prostitutes, but the darker story might be the CIA's intervention in U.S. politics, reports Robert Parry.
Saturday, January 7, 2017(9 comments)
US Report Still Lacks Proof on Russia "Hack"
Despite mainstream media acceptance, the U.S. intelligence community's assessment on alleged Russian "hacking" still lacks hard public evidence, a case of "trust-us" by politicized spy agencies, writes Robert Parry.
Friday, December 30, 2016(3 comments)
Details Still Lacking on Russian "Hack"
The mainstream U.S. media is all atwitter about Russia having to pay a price for hacking into Democratic emails and supposedly tilting the U.S. election to Donald Trump, but the evidence still is lacking, reports Robert Parry.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016(7 comments)
Escalating the Risky Fight with Russia
To box in President-elect Trump, the neocons and liberal hawks are pushing for "crippling sanctions" against Russia that they see as crucial to their dangerous "regime change" agenda in Moscow, reports Robert Parry.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016(5 comments)
A Sour Holiday Season for Neocons
For the past couple of decades, the neocons have ruled the roost of American foreign policy, but they have now suffered some stunning reversals that have left them fuming, reports Robert Parry.
Friday, December 23, 2016(42 comments)
The Good That Trump Could Do
Despite fears about the many negatives from a Donald Trump presidency, one positive could be his shattering of the monopoly that neocons and liberal hawks now hold over U.S. foreign policy, says Robert Parry.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016(9 comments)
Trump's Need to Trust Americans
President Obama promised transparency but delivered a deceptive administration hostile to truth-tellers. President-elect Trump's narrow path to greatness would require the opposite choice, writes Robert Parry.
Sunday, December 18, 2016(2 comments)
A Spy Coup in America?
As the Electoral College assembles, U.S. intelligence agencies are stepping up a campaign to delegitimize Donald Trump as a Russian stooge, raising concerns about a spy coup in America, reports Robert Parry.
Friday, December 16, 2016(2 comments)
Making Russia "The Enemy"
Despite conflicting accounts about who leaked the Democratic emails, the frenzy over an alleged Russian role is driving the U.S. deeper into a costly and dangerous New Cold War, writes Robert Parry.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016(10 comments)
Hypocrisy Behind the Russian-Election Frenzy
The madness sweeping Official Washington and the mainstream media about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election is pervaded by breathtaking hypocrisy, writes Robert Parry.
Friday, December 9, 2016(2 comments)
Big Media's Contra-Cocaine Cover-up
Twelve years ago, a campaign of character assassination by the major U.S. newspapers drove an honest journalist to suicide. Now those papers claim to be paragons of truth-telling, says Robert Parry.
Thursday, December 8, 2016(1 comments)
The Need to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable
One of Official Washington's favorite "group thinks" is to insist that Iran is the "chief sponsor of terrorism," but the reality is that Saudi Arabia is much guiltier and U.S. officials know it, says Robert Parry.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016(2 comments)
How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing
The "fake news" hysteria has become the cover for the U.S. government and mainstream media to crack down on fact-based journalism that challenges Official Washington's "group thinks," writes Robert Parry.
Saturday, December 3, 2016(1 comments)
Clinton's "Russia Did It" Cop-out
In a last-ditch effort to salvage Hillary Clinton's campaign, establishment Democrats are slinging McCarthyistic mud, joining in smearing independent journalists and blaming everything on Russia, writes Robert Parry.
Thursday, December 1, 2016(2 comments)
The Orwellian War on Skepticism
Official Washington's rush into an Orwellian future is well underway as political and media bigwigs move to silence Internet voices of independence and dissent, reports Robert Parry.
Sunday, November 27, 2016(2 comments)
Washington Post's "Fake News" Guilt
The "fake news" theme has captivated The Washington Post and the mainstream U.S. media so much that it is stooping to McCarthyistic smears against news outlets that don't toe the State Department's propaganda line, says Robert Parry.
Monday, November 21, 2016(6 comments)
Trump's Tulsi Gabbard Factor
By inviting in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat hostile to "regime change" wars, President-elect Trump may be signaling a major break with Republican neocon orthodoxy and a big shake-up of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, writes Robert Parry.
Sunday, November 20, 2016(26 comments)
NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news," reports Robert Parry.
Friday, November 18, 2016(11 comments)
What to Do About "Fake News"
A pushback is coming to the Internet's success in giving the world access to diverse opinions and dissenting information. Politicians, mainstream media and technology giants are taking aim at what they call "fake news," reports Robert Parry.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016(1 comments)
Trump's Slim Chance for Greatness
Special Report: Donald Trump's unlikely victory created the opportunity to finally break with the orthodoxy of Washington's neocon/liberal-hawk foreign policy, but can Trump find enough fresh thinkers to do the job, asks Robert Parry.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016(2 comments)
Why Trump Won; Why Clinton Lost
Hillary Clinton's stunning defeat reflected a gross misjudgment by the Democratic Party about the depth of populist anger against self-serving elites who have treated much of the country with disdain, writes Robert Parry.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016(6 comments)
New York Times: Apologist for Power
Over the past couple of decades, America's preeminent newspaper, The New York Times, has lost its journalistic way, becoming a propaganda platform and an apologist for the powerful, writes Robert Parry.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016(5 comments)
Reasons to Risk Nuclear Annihilation
The latest neocon/liberal-hawk scheme is for the U.S. population to risk nuclear war to protect corrupt politicians in Ukraine and Al Qaeda terrorists in east Aleppo, two rather dubious reasons to end life on the planet, says Robert Parry.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
NYT Admits Key Al Qaeda Role in Aleppo
In a backhand way, The New York Times admits that the U.S.-backed "moderate" rebels in east Aleppo are fighting alongside Al Qaeda jihadists, an almost casual admission of this long-obscured reality, writes Robert Parry.
Thursday, November 3, 2016(6 comments)
Phony "Corruption" Excuse for Ukraine Coup
The U.S.-backed "regime change" in Ukraine -- launching the New Cold War with Russia in 2014 -- was rationalized by the need to rid Ukraine of corruption, but post-coup officials are busy lining their pockets, reports Robert Parry.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016(1 comments)
Taking a Page from Joe McCarthy
Hillary Clinton and her supporters have turned to ugly McCarthyism in attacking Donald Trump to divert attention from their email scandals, a dangerous use of Russia-bashing, says Robert Parry.
Monday, October 31, 2016(2 comments)
Who Will Weed Out the Warmongers?
Progressive Democrats are gearing up to fight Wall Street appointees to a Hillary Clinton administration, but there is no similar campaign to weed out neocon/liberal-hawk warmongers, writes Robert Parry.