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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Catch up with the latest stories from @MintPressNews that the #MSM was too afraid to cover, like the alarming SWAT-style arrest of government critic and journalist @MaxBlumenthal, in the Trump administration's escalating war on #FreePress. mintpressnews.com/arrest-journal…
@MaxBlumenthal Rather than do its job, part of which is to keep governments in check through watchdog journalism, Western media has failed its own, abandoned the public, and allowed itself to become an arm of US imperialism through propaganda and media blackouts.
Whether it's the shocking political arrest of fellow journalists like Blumenthal or #Assange, or anti-government protests around the the world, #MSM news coverage is dictated by foreign policy and whether or not sitting governments (or journalists) are considered U.S. allies.
Western media consistently promotes #HongKong's protests as a democratic movement despite being funded by a CIA-front organization while anti-austerity uprisings in #Chile against a billionaire president and a fascist US-allied govt are either blacked out or reported as "riots."
@_whitneywebb, a MintPress journalist who actually lives in #Chile called corporate media's coverage "warped" and sometimes even "completely false." This week we reported on the protests against neoliberalism and Piñera's brutal crackdown on protestors.
@MintPressNews Editor in Chief @MnarMuh, "If Western media actually reported on why protests in US-backed nations were happening..." #Chile #Haiti #Lebanon
@MnarMuh And if Western media actually reported on the atrocities the US govt perpetuates around the world instead of pushing a Military-industrial complex agenda, the government might actually be forced to stop killing people and reduce their monstrous military spending bill.
An estimated 85,000 children have starved to death in #Yemen during the almost 5-year war led by Saudi Arabia and ignored by Western media. Our latest report exposes how #Yemen's agriculture is deliberately targeted by Saudi Arabia with US bombs. #Famine
Not only has #MSM become a co-conspirator in endless wars, they're complicit in openly calling for them. How a whistleblower's evidence revealed corporate media blindly bought Trump's narrative on Douma chemical attack and then demanded military action: mintpressnews.com/media-silent-o…
Very few countries of U.S. importance escape Western media's use of government propaganda. From Russia, Ukraine, and Crimea—which has been contradicted by @MintPressNews journalist @EvaKBartlett's exclusive on-the-ground reporting—
"If you're watching Western media you will never find anything positive or neutral about my country." - @EvaKBartlett's interview with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharov
"What @EvaKBartlett found during her trip...was a group of people who 'ardently' supported the decision to (re)join Russia." #Crimea mintpressnews.com/return-russia-…
Bartlett's recently published in-depth interview w previously jailed Ukrainian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky exposes very nature of Ukraine's hostile actions towards dissenters and journalists including imprisonment and torture that Western media ignores. mintpressnews.com/interview-jour…
—to #Palestine, one of the most heavily propagandized areas of the world by US government and Israel. And so Western media generally doesn't report on Israel's apartheid state, genocide, or the fact 98% of Palestinian children imprisoned are psychologically or physically abused.
We published this week US-Palestinian activist and journalist @RamzyBaroud's article about how the number of Christian inhabitants of #Palestine has astoundingly dropped almost ten-fold in the last 70 years. mintpressnews.com/the-palestinia…
As Baroud put it, "The continued existence of Palestinian Christians does not factor nicely into this Israeli agenda." #FreePalestine
We also published MintPress journalist @mikopeled's analysis on how Progressives like @SenSanders are playing it safe by calling for the US/Israeli-designed two-state solution in #Palestine; a solution no longer viable so where were they when it was? mintpressnews.com/j-street-confe…
"A bold, progressive move would be to call for a democratic state with equal rights for all of Palestine, from the river to the sea." - @mikopeled
@mikopeled Lastly, the #MSM's blackout on the #Epstein case is a stark reminder of corporate media's eagerness to protect the US government and intelligence agencies including Mossad. MintPress @_whitneywebb on the other hand has covered the story since day one. mintpressnews.com/category/epste…
And in case you missed it, @_whitneywebb recently reported on William Barr's pre-crime program that was inspired by the "War on Terror" but is set to be used on Americans instead—something the #MSM definitely won't tell you about. mintpressnews.com/william-barr-f…
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