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Lo Scandalo Bufale non è Affatto ciò che Pensate
[Di Trevor Hultner. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 13 dicembre 2016 con il titolo The Fake News Scandal Isn’t Quite What You Think It Is. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Benvenuti a Missing Comma, uno sguardo bisettimanale all’anarchismo nelle notizie. Sarebbe un errore riprendere Missing Comma senza parlare dello scandalo delle “bufale”,…
The Fake News Scandal Isn’t Quite What You Think It Is
Welcome to Missing Comma, a bi-weekly look at anarchy in the news. It would be remiss of us to bring Missing Comma back in the current age without talking about the “fake news” scandal – specifically, how fake it is as a scandal. For those who have somehow missed the last month of legacy media content, the…
Homonationalism in the Wake of the Pulse Shooting
In the wake of a tragedy, there is almost always an onslaught of public opinion articles, media coverage, and public commentary. In many cases, the media and the public respond to tragedy in a way that either supports state institutions or minimizes their negative functions and actions. This support for the state, its projects, and…
Media Coordinator Report, July 2016
These are my belated comments on our media presence in July: 14 articles published; 20 pickups (bringing the average down to 1.4); Our great citation champion, Sheldon Richman, managed to get into the Quad-City Times and the Seoul Times with his “Trump, Saddam, and the Presumption of Innocence.” He also got on Antiwar and Counterpunch,…
Media Coordinator Report, June 2016
This is the last of the late media coordinator reports. Now you can enjoy C4SS knowing with certainty that we are chipping away at the state pickup by pickup. These are June’s numbers and comments: In an unusually quiet month, we published only 9 articles; 30 pickups (bringing up our average again to a gloriously-over-3 3,33…
Media Coordinator Report, May 2016
I’m back for more updates in the world of C4SS media coordinating. What follows are numbers and comments for our May 2016 media presence: 17 articles published (same number as April); 29 pickups (1,70 per article on average); Nathan Goodman’s “Father Daniel Berrigan’s Legacy of Resistance” was able to gather a respectable four pickups. Notably, the Michigan Standard thought it was interesting enough…
Media Coordinator Report, April 2016
I have been late on my reporting duties and I shall remedy that. These are the numbers and a few comments on our April 2016 media presence (I know, it feels like a century ago): 17 articles (a slight drop from the 21 in February); 36 pickups or citations (2,11 per article on average — down from…
Brazil’s Media was Always Pro-Government
The repeated denunciations of the “coup media,” which supposedly favors the impeachment (a “coup,” in the government’s supporters language), is interesting because it shows how short everyone’s memories are (“Novos discursos, o mesmo golpismo“, Carta Capital, April 4; “Deputado Paulo Pimenta publica roteiro de golpe jurídico-midiático em 13 passos“, Jornal do Brasil, March 25). Nobody…
The Media and the Corporate State
In an interview with Cenk Uygur March 23, Bernie Sanders noted, “The media is an arm of the ruling class of this country,” going on to point out its concentrated corporate ownership (for example, Disney’s ownership of ABC, Comcast’s of NBC, etc). This corporate media have a vested interest in not covering real news in…
When are Crimes Against Humanity “Arcane References”?
When are crimes against humanity “arcane references”? When the United States government commits them. According to Politico (Michael Crowley, “Sanders once urged abolishing CIA,” Feb. 22), in a debate with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders “befuddled some viewers with an arcane reference to a 1953 U.S.-backed coup in Iran, which Sanders called an example of America’s…
Obama Suspends TV Coverage of Middle East
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced today that the government will forbid the television news media from covering the conflict in the Middle East because “displays of U.S. military operations there have the potential to radicalize Americans against the Obama administration’s foreign policy and provoke terrorism in the United States.”…
Il Complotto dei Terroristi Mediatici
Questo fine settimana la CNN ha mandato in onda come “Ultimissima” mozzafiato (tutto quello che manda in onda è una “Ultimissima” da mozzare il fiato) un nuovo sondaggio che dimostra come la gente sia sempre più spaventata dal terrorismo. La versione su internet dice: “Il terrorismo ha soppiantato l’economia quale problema nazionale più importante per…
A Conspiracy of Fear-Mongers
Over the weekend CNN breathlessly reported as “Breaking News” — it breathlessly reports everything as “Breaking News” — a new poll indicating that people are increasingly frightened about terrorism. The accompanying web story stated, “Terrorism has eclipsed the economy as voters’ top pick for the biggest issue facing America, a New York Times/CBS News poll…
Come Rispondere agli Attacchi di Parigi
Guardate, neanche i regimi autoritari e totalitari possono evitare il terrorismo interno. Allora, che speranze può avere una società relativamente aperta? Una società aperta abbonda di “facili bersagli”, ovvero di persone inermi che ogni giorno vanno e vengono liberamente. Sono un bersaglio facile per chi vuole il male, specie se gli assalitori cercano la morte….
How to Respond to the Paris Attacks
Look, even authoritarian and totalitarian states can’t prevent domestic terrorism. What hope do relatively open societies have? Open societies abound with “soft targets”; that is, noncombatants going about their everyday lives. They are easy hits for those determined to inflict harm, especially if the assailants seek to die in the process. We also know, as…
Lessig Would Use a Scalpel Where a Machete is Needed
Harvard law professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig is mounting an intriguing run for President. Lessig’s symbolic campaign will be entirely funded by crowdsourced donations since he has a one-issue platform: campaign finance reform. If elected president, Lessig would attempt to pass a single law through Congress which would scrap existing private campaign financing in…
Another Iranian Non-Threat
This image tweeted by Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has a lot of people upset. Is it supposed to be Barack Obama holding a gun to his own head?What if it is? The picture is hardly threatening or aggressive in any way. After all, it’s not a picture of Khamenei holding a gun to…
Good Riddance to Old News Outlets on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents James C. Wilson‘s “Good Riddance to Old News Outlets” read by Tony Dreher and edited by Nick Ford. Rather than having a handful of sources owned by the elite, we have infinite options to choose from. While it is true that much of internet content is rubbish, much of it is also greatly…
Prima Cosa, Ammettere le Torture
È stato pubblicato un sommario minimo, parziale, fortemente censurato del rapporto che il senato americano ha redatto sul programma di torture della Cia dopo l’undici settembre. Il modo in cui i media di regime hanno accolto il rapporto illustra il problema in questione non meno del rapporto in sé. Come direbbe un tossicodipendente che cerca…
The First Step is Admitting That It’s Torture
The US Senate’s minimal, partial, heavily redacted summary of its report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program is out. That report’s reception by establishment media turns out to be at least as demonstrative of the problem it addresses as the report itself. As any recovering addict will helpfully inform you, the first step is admitting the…
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