EXAMINING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

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Stuff.co.nz Glorifies Andre the Giants Chronic Alcoholism

In an article titled "Five of the best Andre the Giant drinking stories" we are told:

"He also had a mind-boggling tolerance for alcohol and racked up some legendary drinking tales. Here are five of the best"

"While shooting The Princess Bride, Andre the Giant racked up US$40,000 (NZ$57,000)at the bar Hyatt in London, where he was staying"

And "According to some estimates his average daily consumption of alcohol was a case of beer, three bottles of wine, and a couple of bottles of brandy,"

At no point in the article is it pointed out that alcohol consumption like this is deadly and an obvious sign of a serious addiction or psychological illness. The article appears to be glorifying dangerous alcohol consumption.
SEE IT FOR YOURSELF: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/82494695/five-of-the-be...

Noam Chomsky and Over 100 Intellectuals Denounce ‘Savage’ Media Treatment of Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn

The leadership of Jeremy Corbyn has been subject to the most savage campaign of falsehood and misrepresentation in some of our most popular media outlets. He has, at different times, been derided, ignored, vilified and condemned. Few journalists attempted to fathom the reason for his overwhelming victory in the Labour leadership contest in 2015 and few have sought systematically and impartially to explore the policies he has promoted as leader. We do not expect journalists to give any elected leader an easy ride but Corbyn has been treated from the start as a problem to be solved rather than as a politician to be taken seriously.
READ MORE: http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/noam_chomsky_denounce_savage...

CIA Instructions to Media Assets

This document caused quite a stir when it was discovered in 1977. Dated 4/1/67, and marked "DESTROY WHEN NO LONGER NEEDED", this document is a stunning testimony to how concerned the CIA was over investigations into the Kennedy assassination. Emphasis has been added to facilitate scanning.

CIA Document #1035-960, marked "PSYCH" for presumably Psychological Warfare Operations, in the division "CS", the Clandestine Services, sometimes known as the "dirty tricks" department.
READ MORE: http://mtracy9.tripod.com/cia_instructions.htm

2015 a Deadly Year as Journalism 'Put Daily to the Sword'

Here in New Zealand it is relatively safe to be a journalist so long as you do not attack the John Key lead National government.

From targeted bombings to fatal crossfire, the year 2015 was violent and deadly for journalists around the world, particularly those based in the Americas and Middle East, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said Friday.

According to a survey by the organization, at least 109 journalists and media workers were slain by "targeted killings, bomb attacks, and cross-fire incidents."
READ MORE: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/01/2015-deadly-year-journalism-...

Mainstream Media Marching US into More War in Wake of Paris Terror Attacks

Just as they did in the wake of 9/11, corporate media outlets—led by cable news networks—are spreading hysteria, fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment, and beating the drum for war by providing “context-free coverage of terror,” as one analyst put it this week.

The 24/7 coverage of Friday’s attacks in Paris and their aftermath, marked by speculation and sensationalism, is only helping the media conglomerates.

According to Deadline: “Fox News Channel and CNN both logged their biggest primetime crowds of the year, excluding presidential debates, when viewers tuned in to learn about the attacks in Paris on Friday that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more. The two cable news networks traded hourly wins in the news demo that night.”
READ MORE: http://theantimedia.org/mainstream-media-marching-us-into-more-war-in-wa...

Anatomy of a Corporate Disaster – Inside Weldon and Glucina’s Gossip Site Scout

This article was a most satisfying read. Highly recommend it if you dislike scum like Judith Collins bestie Rachel Glucina.
READ MORE: http://thespinoff.co.nz/19-11-2015/media-anatomy-of-a-corporate-disaster...

War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict

The New York Times has been routinely criticized over the last decade for its percieved responsibility in drumming up support for the war in Iraq, particularly Judith Miller’s reporting on weapons of mass destruction. But it’s not as common to hear criticism of the Times’ choice in war photography. Photojournalists put their lives on the line every day, after all, and a photograph is less likely to contain bias, right?
READ MORE: http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/politics/216861-david-sheilds-war...

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