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(5 comments) SHARE Friday, December 13, 2019 Big Pharma's Greed Kills For Profits
"We give companies monopoly patents that allow them to sell drugs at mark-ups of several thousand percent above production cost. How can we be surprised when they lie and conceal information to push their drugs as widely as possible?"
SHARE Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Can't Afford a Vacation? Get Another Credit Card!
This is a common phenomenon in modern media. Competition from online advertising has led to a financial crisis for the press. Total US newspaper advertising revenue dropped from $49.3 billion in 2006 to an estimated $14.3 billion in 2018
SHARE Monday, December 9, 2019 Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor
Blood has become big business in the United States and there is no shortage of corporations ready to exploit America's most vulnerable populations in order to get a piece of the pie.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 28, 2020 "Germ-Ridden Masses" - How America's Wealthy Elite Describe the Rest of Us
A new company, it excitedly informs its readers, offers chartered private jets from your location to the Mediterranean island of Malta, without the need to "risk exposure to the germ-ridden masses." New York-based reporter Suzanne Woolley, who has recently penned articles such as "How to arbitrage your U.S. taxes for difficult economic times" and---
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 25, 2020 Why So Few American Muslims Serve in the US Military
Despite the large and active recruitment drives targeting them, a heightened level of casual and toxic Islamophobia within the ranks of America's Armed Forces is alienating many Muslim Americans who might otherwise consider joining.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Twitter Targets Accounts Covering Unrest in Bolivia
Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as "fake" or "spam" and restricted.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 1, 2020 The Knives Come Out as Greenwald Splits From the Intercept Citing Censorship
Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of investigative news outlet The Intercept, very publicly resigned from his position yesterday. The immediate trigger for his decision was a refusal to publish his article exploring corruption in the Biden campaign by his editors, but, as the cult journalist explained on his Substack page, there were also long term and deeper underlying factors that forced him to move on.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 4, 2021 "At First I Thought it Was a Joke": Academic Media Censorship Conference Censored by YouTube
"At first I thought it was a joke," said Mickey Huff of Diablo Valley College, California. "My initial reaction was 'that's absurd;' there must have been a mistake or an accident or it must have got swept under somehow. There is no violation, there was no reasoning, there was no warning, there was not an explanation, there was no nothing. The entire channel was just gone,"
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 22, 2020 Crying Wolf on Election Fraud Is OK at NYT, If Targets Are Official Enemies
The New York Times spoke approvingly of Trump for sanctioning Venezuela (actions that have caused the death of at least 100,000 people, according to an American UN special rapporteur), and for recognizing self-declared president Juan Guaidóas rightful ruler. --who enjoyed the backing of only 3% of Venezuelans-- .
SHARE Saturday, September 5, 2020 Democracy Dies in Obfuscation
False equivalences are among the biggest distortions that plague corporate journalism, as FAIR has documented over and over (e.g., Extra!, 11-12/04; FAIR.org, 9/30/04, 10/13/19, 11/22/19). Especially in an era when lying has been adopted as a key political strategy ---