The Washington Post late Friday night published an explosive story that, in many ways, is classic American journalism of the worst sort: the key claims are based exclusively on the unverified assertions of anonymous officials, who in turn are disseminating their own claims about what the CIA purportedly believes, all based on evidence that remains completely secret.
Tip of the Hat to Berto Jongman
Phi Beta Iota: Jacques Ellul was among the first to deeply document propaganda and the nature of the media as a form of propaganda; Noam Chomsky elevated our understanding of how the media is a tool for manufacturing consent — others — the books shown below are a small selection — have further documented the reality that most of what we receive from official or institutional sources consists of misinformation. Even when the truth is known to some, it is obscured — “fog facts” from all others. The leaked emails — and PizzaGate — appear to be the beginning of the end of the mainstream media as a form of legalized crime. The system is rigged across the board. The public is finally waking up.