A lot of non-British people don't realize how insane our media became when an actual socialist came close to winning the general election.
A few more examples to jog your memory.

The point here is that this is how corporate media will react if their backers' interests are challenged. So we'd better come up with a plan to neutralize it.
Left: The Sun's fake news front page.

Right: The Sun's correction they were legally forced to print (circled).

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19 Nov
[Thread] Searching through 1000s of Defense Dept docs, I found that the US has sold over $28.3 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 since their attack on Yemen 🇾🇪 began. This includes 20 deals inked by the Biden admin.

My new @Mintpressnews investigation:

mintpressnews.com/despite-pledge…
In addition to the $28.3 billion, Saudi Arabia is also a named customer in $34 billion worth of additional deals with multiple recipients, meaning the upper bound for US ➡️ Saudi weapons sales could be as high as $63 billion since 2015.
Although Biden has cut back on the bonanza, he has still ok'd similar amounts as Trump did 2017-8, including orders for Black Hawk and Apache helicopters as well as cruise missiles and other bombs.

This, despite promising the US would end its involvement in the conflict.
Read 6 tweets
17 Nov
LMAO. @NBCNews, that Cuban guy who you're claiming is "demanding basic freedoms" at an anti-government march is literally the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel. 🇨🇺🤣
The US tried (and failed) to foment a revolution in Cuba on Monday, with barely anyone turning up. I guess they really had to improvise with their coverage 😂

(My article for @MintPressNews on it):

mintpressnews.com/united-states-…
@MintPressNews Codepink's @medeabenjamin was in Cuba for the failed uprising earlier this week and wrote about it here:

mintpressnews.com/cuba-more-exci…
Read 4 tweets
15 Nov
[Thread] My new @MintPressNews investigation reveals the depth to which Bill Gates is funding our media. The Gates Foundation has spent at least $319 million sponsoring press around the world, including NPR, NBC, CNN, The Guardian, the FT, the BBC, PBS...
mintpressnews.com/documents-show…
The Gates Foundation also sponsors a myriad of investigative journalism bureaus, press associations, and pays for reporters around the world to be trained.
Is this purely altruistic? Hardly. These outlets are generally funded to promote causes Gates believes in, some of which (such as chater schools) are highly controversial.
Read 6 tweets
25 Oct
A lot of non-British people don't realize how insane our press became as Jeremy Corbyn got close to power.
I see some in the replies are finding it hard to believe. So here are a few more examples:
The Sun genuinely tried to claim his hat choice meant he was literally Lenin.

Meanwhile, The Times informs us he rides a "Chairman Mao-style bicycle," also known to others as a "bicycle".
Read 4 tweets
24 Oct
Give us the money or we start shooting.

washingtonpost.com/local/public-s…
This is supposed to be an anti-defund the police argument, but all the article does is confirm that cops are way too quick to resort to deadly violence and that they need to be radically changed.
At least with small time gangsters, the deal is no one gets killed if the money is handed over.

But in 2020, US police killed over 1000 people. In many cities, cops kill black men at a higher clip than the national murder rate.

My @MintPressNews article:
mintpressnews.com/killer-cops-po…
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23 Oct
They'd rather legalize child labor rather than raise the minimum wage.
Hey, this is blowing up. I don't have anything specific to promote so...follow me, I guess?
Guys, my co-worker @queeralamode recently overtook me in followers. This is not good. Let's get back on #TeamAlan.
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