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Friday, June 22, 2018

Charles Koch’s Very Questionable 6-Step Guide To Founding A Free-Market Center At Your University

Since 1980, the family foundations of billionaire industrialist Charles Koch have gifted roughly $200 million to U.S. colleges and universities, largely to promote libertarian, free-market economics programs around the nation.

September 9, 2016
Steve Bannon, head of the news website Breitbart News, was named to the new position of campaign chief executive officer. Bannon, a conservative flamethrower was referred to by ousted Corey Lewandowski as "a street fighter" like himself. The campaign statement announcing the changes touted a Bloomberg Politics article that branded Bannon "the most dangerous political operative in America." REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

How Breitbart News Became The Official Propaganda Arm Of The Trump Campaign

Breitbart News has relentlessly defended Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and problematic statements, from commending Trump for “changing the debate on illegal immigration” with his statement that Mexican immigrants are “rapists” to defending Corey Lewandowski over Breitbart News’ own reporter, Michelle Fields.

August 17, 2016
Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

How Do We ‘Fight ISIS’ After Orlando?

Yes, Omar Mateen did declare allegiance to ISIS just before the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. So did the shooters in San Bernardino, California. But in these cases and many others, the so-called “lone wolf” attackers had little formal or logistical connections to terror groups: they simply absorbed propaganda and acted on it. This new breed of terrorism is designed to evade the information age, and “making the sand glow” won’t help stop it.

June 13, 2016

North Korea Orders Troops On War Footing After Exchange Of Fire With South

Tension on the divided Korean peninsula escalated on Thursday when the North and South exchanged artillery fire over propaganda broadcasts.

August 21, 2015

White House Accuses Russia Of Anti-U.S. Propaganda War In Ukraine

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — The Obama administration’s dispute with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has turned to a new controversy: whether heavily armed men in a grainy image are trigger-happy American mercenaries in Ukraine — or a police SWAT team in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Russia has warned […]

May 21, 2014

Bogus Social Security History Lesson On The Internet

Like an irritating canker sore that just won’t go away, there is a plague of propaganda on the Internet that lingers and lingers — spreading half-truths and outright lies about Social Security to millions of Americans. At least once or twice a day, someone forwards me an Internet message that claims to be providing a […]

July 26, 2011

What Fox News Isn’t

A few words on what Fox News is. The question has, of course, been debated forever. Fox says it is, as the name would suggest, a news network. Its critics say it is actually the propaganda arm of the Republican Party and that its highest loyalty is not to accuracy, fairness or other journalistic values […]

July 22, 2011