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Syria: the mendacities of the mainstream media (part rua)

By   /  April 29, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

“Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.” – Eric Hoffer, 1902 – 1983

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Syria: the mendacities of the mainstream media (part tahi)

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

“The first casualty when war comes is truth…”

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The Neverending Story in Mainstream Media Fairytale Land

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

The media role is reporting post-election politics has not been an edifying spectacle to watch. Put simply, the most exacerbating aspect of three weeks of coalition negotiation has not been the length of time – remarkably short by international standards – but the interminable, inane,  media commentary we’ve had to endure.

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Once Upon a Time in Mainstream Media Fairytale Land…

By   /  October 7, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

You can feel mainstream media’s frustration with the news-vacuum created by the two week period necessary to count the approximately 384,072 (15% of total votes) Special Votes that were cast this election.

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Trumpwatch: Fake News, Soft News, and Non-News

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

Trump’s mis-use of the term “fake news” – to attack and dismiss as untrue, actual news stories – is a corruption of the term for his own purposes. Trump’s actions, statements, tweets, and behaviour has all received media attention – and quite rightly so. Trump is no longer a private individual and his actions and words are no longer unimportant. As the elected leader of the United States, much of what he says and does will be reported.

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Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “Up Front”

By   /  February 19, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “Up Front”

. . On Al Jazeera’s current affairs programme, “Up Front“;  New York University history professor and expert on fascism Ruth Ben-Ghiat; Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at Brookings Institution;  senior Haaretz correspondent Anshel Pfeffer, and Martin Quencez, a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discuss the rise of Donald Trump and […]

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2014 Election – Post-mortem Up-date

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Counting of Special Votes are completed and the Electoral Commission’s final election results have been announced;

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