Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nicolas J S Davies — The ‘Post-Truth’ Mainstream Media

U.S. mainstream media sees itself as the definer of what’s true and what’s “propaganda,” but has gotten lost in a fog of self-delusion and is now the principal purveyor of “post-truth” news, writes Nicolas J S Davies.
Good summary of the relevant information, most of which has been posted here as it happened. The post collects it.

Consortium News
The ‘Post-Truth’ Mainstream Media
Nicolas J S Davies


Ryan Harris said...

The msm talks about Trump and Cabinet conflicts of interest over business incessantly. I'm curious why the ethics concerns don't exist over Treasury holdings of top officials whose accounts are stuffed with the assets. If you look at economic policies for the last 30 or 40 years, nothing performed better as employment, low inflation, wars and other policies rallied bonds continuously. I'd like to see officials barred from owning Treasuries because of the conflict. Instead, I'd like them to own domestic risk assets like stocks and Muni bonds. Just saying, we can't rule out the bias in policy and portfolios of leadership.

Noah Way said...

Insider trading is illegal *except* for members of congress. The entire system is a mass of corruption awash in money. To call one or another out for it is beyond hypocritical.