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Media critic and former economist P. Greanville is The Greanville Post's founding editor (http://www.greanvillepost.com/).
He also serves as publisher for Cyrano's Journal Today. He has a lifelong interest in the triumph of justice and compassion, which makes him an enemy of all forms of animal abuse and exploitation, and a passionate defender of authentic democracy, which puts him outside the sphere of "corporate life." He considers such exile an acceptable price.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 14, 2012 Curry-Jolie: Neatly packaged warmongering duo
Angelina Jolie and NBC's Ann Curry lend their talents to one more instance of notorious disinformation on the Syrian conflict, softening the American public for a more open and serious American intervention.
(18 comments) SHARE Monday, May 19, 2014 Texas in Drought: When religiosity trumps science (and there's hell to pay)
Texas is one of the biggest and most influential states in the Union, but it's also one of the most corrupt and backward in its political and social culture. Texas is now paying the price for this barbarism as it faces a massive drought and yet continues to deny the reality of climate change and its effects as a result of human actions.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, May 25, 2012 The Packaged Consciousness
An indispensable article dissecting the syntax of capitalist "information"--the myths and frauds used ROUTINELY by the corporate media to inject lies into the public consciousness and keep them there. These are the lies that "keep the social peace" and lead us to war, all in the service of the business class which has practically eviscerated our democracy.
A true primer on propaganda, US style.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 9, 2014 Abby Martin & Cenk Uygur discuss corporate censorship, sort of
Was RT's Abby Martin right in attacking Putin's policies in the Ukraine and especially the Crimea? The author thinks not, and explains why Martin's actions, while not the same as Liz Wahl's opportunistic denunciation of Moscow's position, also demands that we look at her criticism of the American and Russian media system as a "plague on both your houses" may not be an apt equivalence at all.
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 27, 2012 The Prisoner of LOTE
Republicans and millions of wingnuts across the nation paint Obama as a dangerous radical extremist, a Lenin in black face. In his show last night on HBO Bill Maher contradicted such insane and cynical notions by simply pointing out Obama's record, one of undiluted conservatism and treachery of the popular interest. Encouraging behavior for a man who just gave $1 million to Obama's campaign. A case of confused lesser evilism?
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 12, 2014 Whitewashing the Ugly Face of Capitalism
The real ugly face of capitalism—and its offshoot, imperialism—are carefully hidden behind an elaborate and pervasive curtain of lies and falsifications. This essay provides a simple map to avoid most of the lies in this minefield of deception.
(48 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 4, 2014 American propaganda stokes the fire of Ukrainian disintegration
Manufacturing opposition movements appears to be the latest destabilization technique being employed by the West to topple any "inconvenient" regime with independent ideas. While not exactly a new technique , it has been polished into an art for a 21st Century deployment.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 25, 2015 Et Tu, Frontline?
Frontline joins the pack of anti-Russian demonizers with this transparently dishonest piece of journalism that far from presenting a reliable portrait of President Putin injects the viewer with a multitude of prejudices guaranteeing his or her condemnation of the Russian leader.
(18 comments) SHARE Monday, February 4, 2013 SEAL sniper killed--not exactly an eulogy
Like most of today's Death Star troopers serving the American juggernaut, Chris Kyle, "America's deadliest sniper," never understood what he was doing overseas. Soaked from the cradle in the chauvinist Texas cultural DNA, he was thoroughly indoctrinated to believe in all the dense mythologies comprising the self-righteous national propaganda canon, especially as it relates to foreign adventures.
SHARE Tuesday, June 12, 2012 SYRIA : Media Lies Historically Leading Us To (another) War.
The M.O. of the Syrian insurrection bears the stamp of a Western-supported and planned false flag operation. If so, it won't be the first time that the US and its NATO allies and Tel-Aviv engage in murderous deceit to accomplish "regime change." The playbook has been used before many times, including in Latin America. The overthrow of Dr. Salvador Allende in 1973, the legally elected president of Chile is a case in point.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Remembering Herbert Schiller, pioneer in radical media analysis
"How can a democratic discourse exist in a corporate owned informational system? Who, for example, possesses freedom of speech in such a society?" That's the question that Herbert Schiller, a pioneer in the study of corporate misinformation, set out to answer. In a world that is now truly Orwellian, his work is more pertinent today than ever before.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 11, 2014 American PR War Against Russia and China Accelerating in Asia
An interview with Andre Vltchek on the American effort to propagandize Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and other nations in the Far East against China. The US is also--as usual--actively promoting an arms race in the region and pushing Japan to rearm, a move with grave consequences.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, February 16, 2015 Bill Maher's flaccid denunciation of corporate news
Bill Maher's satire and criticism of Brian Williams and network news quickly dissolves into superficial commentary, ignoring the real crimes of the corporate media as shills for the empire.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Malaysian liner down--cui bono?
The American media is already accusing Russia and the Ukrainian rebels for the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner, and the mass public is likely to buy into that view of events. But this incident is just beginning to show its ultimate truth and we should look at the event in broader terms.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 9, 2012 ARGO: Ben Affleck's Accidental Paean to CIA Exploits?
Ben Affleck's latest actioner using the Iran hostage crisis as a backdrop may hit the mark as a thriller but misses the target big time by serving as a propaganda vehicle for US war in that region.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 30, 2015 The legalised murder of Cecil the Lion
The murder of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist who fancies himself a big trophy hunter has provoked a justifiable storm of revulsion and condemnation. But there's more to this issue than just that.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, March 29, 2013 NBC's "The New Normal" is abnormally unfunny
Despite the promotional noise, NBC's new show "The New Normal" is hopelessly unfunny. Weighted down with tedious clichés and unrelenting frivolity it may actually harm the image of gay people.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 20, 2016 Policy Matters: The Drug War Must (and It Can) End
The decades-old "drug war" inaugurated under Richard Nixon has been a complete and utter social calamity. Originally riding a blunt conservative backlash against the 1960s "permissive hippie culture," it has ruined millions of lives, injected a pretext for the massive incarceration of minorities and people of limited economic means (thereby creating a thriving prison industry).
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Media Annals: Trotting out human filth and criminals as opinion shapers
The destruction of the power of the corporate media should be a top priority for real progressives in the US and around the world. Bold creativity must be exercised to discredit, circumvent and eventually bury the monstrous power of US-style propaganda. It's either that, or the death of the world as we know it.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 29, 2012 ECHOES OF MEMORIAL DAY: When the Empire sheds crocodile tears
Nonstop propaganda keeps the vast majority of Americans in the dark about the true motives for our constant wars, including who really benefits. And the elevation of fallen soldiers to automatic heroes if not martyrs for "freedom & democracy," with the thick media and political adulation lavished on anything concerning our military help the system sell the idea that our wars are noble and necessary.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Jefferson, that commie rat (redux)
How would the Founding Fathers be seen today by the watchdogs of orthodoxy? Would Jefferson be regarded as an incurable subversive? These and similar question come to mind when we look at history without fear and open eyes.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Redeeming the Dismal Science
A review of Joel Magnuson's MINDFUL ECONOMICS allows P. Greanville the necessary topical platform to discuss the nature of contemporary capitalism and its main prop, false consciousness.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Memorial Day: The Empire sheds crocodile tears
Memorial Day has become a perverted holiday, a day for extravagant consumerism and ghastly chauvinism, a day to whitewash and revel in our wars of conquest and exploitation, against a backdrop of mawkish reverence for our fallen soldiers, victims of a propaganda system that will continue to spread its cynical lies until the people--finally awake-- tear it down.