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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.'
An Apology and Explanation
Perversion of principles -- twisting information to fit a desired conclusion -- became the modus vivendi of American politics and journalism. And those of us who insisted on defending the journalistic principles of skepticism and evenhandedness were increasingly shunned by our colleagues, a hostility that first emerged on the Right and among neoconservatives but eventually sucked in the progressive world as well.
Friday, December 15, 2017(5 comments)
Protecting the Shaky Russia-gate Narrative
The New York Times continues its sorry pattern of falsifying the record on Russia-gate, giving its readers information that the newspaper knows not to be true, reports Robert Parry.
Thursday, December 14, 2017(4 comments)
The Foundering Russia-gate "Scandal"
Taking on water from revealed FBI conflicts of interest, the foundering Russia-gate probe -- and its mainstream media promoters -- are resorting to insults against people who note the listing ship, writes Robert Parry.
Monday, December 11, 2017(2 comments)
Russia-gate's Litany of Corrections
As much as the U.S. mainstream media insists that the Russia-gate scandal is growing, what is undeniably growing is the list of major corrections that news outlets have been forced to issue, reports Robert Parry.
Friday, December 1, 2017(11 comments)
The Scalp-Taking of Gen. Flynn
The Russia-gate prosecutors have taken the scalp of ex- National Security Adviser (and retired Lt. Gen.) Flynn for lying to the FBI. But this case shows how dangerously far afield this "scandal" has gone, reports Robert Parry.
Monday, November 20, 2017(1 comments)
The Lost Journalistic Standards of Russia-gate
The Russia-gate hysteria has witnessed a widespread collapse of journalistic standards as major U.S. news outlets ignore rules about how to treat evidence in dispute, writes Robert Parry.
Thursday, November 16, 2017(3 comments)
Russia-gate Spreads to Europe
The Russia-gate hysteria has jumped the Atlantic with Europeans blaming Russia for Brexit and Catalonian discontent. But what about Israeli influence operations or, for that matter, American ones, asks Robert Parry.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017(1 comments)
America's Righteous Russia-gate Censorship
Arriving behind the anti-Trump "resistance" and the Russia-gate "scandal" is a troubling readiness to silence dissent in the U.S., shutting down information that challenges Official Narratives, writes Robert Parry.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?
Buried deep inside a new U.N. report is evidence that could exonerate the Syrian government in the April 4 sarin atrocity and make President Trump look like an Al Qaeda dupe, reports Robert Parry.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017(2 comments)
Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates
Neither the Democrats nor President Trump learned the right lessons from the 2016 election, leaving the nation divided at home and bogged down in wars abroad, writes Robert Parry.
Monday, November 6, 2017(1 comments)
Learning to Love McCarthyism
Many American liberals who once denounced McCarthyism as evil are now learning to love the ugly tactic when it can be used to advance the Russia-gate "scandal" and silence dissent, reports Robert Parry.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017(2 comments)
Sorting Out the Russia Mess
The U.S. mainstream media finally has its "smoking gun" on Russia-gate -- incriminating information from a junior Trump campaign adviser -- but a closer look reveals serious problems with the "evidence," writes Robert Parry.
Monday, October 30, 2017(1 comments)
Guardians of the Magnitsky Myth
In pursuit of Russia-gate, the U.S. mainstream media embraces any attack on Russia and works to ensure that Americans don't hear the other side of the story, as with the Magnitsky myth, reports Robert Parry.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Russia-gate Breeds "Establishment McCarthyism"
As Russia-gate gives cover for an Establishment attack on Internet freedom and independent news, traditional defenders of a free press and civil liberties are joining the assault or staying on the sidelines, reports Robert Parry.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
What Did Hillary Clinton Know?
With the disclosure that Hillary Clinton's campaign helped pay for the original Russia-gate allegations against Donald Trump, a new question arises: what did Clinton know and when did she know it, reports Robert Parry.
Friday, October 20, 2017(1 comments)
Man Bites Dog: NYT Does Journalism
When the Trump administration blamed Cuba for a "sonic attack" on U.S. diplomats, a New York Times reporter did something unusual for his newspaper: he tried objectively to assess the evidence, as Robert Parry reports.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017(1 comments)
Blaming Russia for the Internet "Sewer"
As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a "sewer," reports Robert Parry.
Sunday, October 15, 2017(1 comments)
How Netanyahu Pulls Trump's Strings
It turns out that Hillary Clinton was partly correct: President Trump is a "puppet," but his puppet master isn't Russian President Putin but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, reports Robert Parry.
Saturday, October 14, 2017(1 comments)
The Legacy of Reagan's Civilian "Psyops"
When the Reagan administration launched peacetime "psyops" in the mid-1980s, it pulled in civilian agencies to help spread these still-ongoing techniques of deception and manipulation, reports Robert Parry.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017(2 comments)
Russia-gate Jumps the Shark
Russia-gate has jumped the shark with laughable new claims about a tiny number of "Russia-linked" social media ads, but the U.S. mainstream media is determined to keep a straight face, reports Robert Parry.