Archiv: Matt Taibbi


06.09.2019 - 16:07 [ Matt Taibbi / The Rolling Stone ]

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Go Wrong?

It includes terrifying pronouncements by unnamed “intelligence officials,” unprovable, overblown, or outright fake statistical assertions about the threat (like the oft-cited claim that fake election news had more engagement than real news), open conflation of legitimate domestic dissent with foreign attack, and routine dismissal of experts downplaying the problem (here are two significant studies suggesting the “fake news” phenomenon is overstated).

Of course, the final, omnipresent ingredient in most major propaganda campaigns is the authoritarian solution. Here, it’s unelected, unsupervised algorithmic control over media. We’ve never had a true news regulator in this country, yet the public is being conditioned now to accept one, without thinking of the consequences.

23.05.2019 - 05:32 [ Matt Taibbi / The Rolling Stone ]

We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces

Recent efforts to sandbag Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are crude repeats of behaviors that helped elect Trump in 2016

23.05.2019 - 05:27 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

„Recent efforts to sandbag Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are crude repeats of behaviors that helped elect Trump in 2016.“ Everyone needs to read this eye-opening piece by Matt Taibbi.

23.05.2019 - 05:20 [ CODEPINK ‏/ Twitter ]

“They smear anyone who is against regime change wars” – @TulsiGabbard Indeed they do! While resisting US imperialism outside of the Venezuelan embassy last week, we were called Venezuelan/Russian/Iranian/Cuban/Palestinian puppets…?