A Day in the Life of US Media Propaganda
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
It’s shameful stuff – a daily print and electronic blitzkrieg, manipulating public sentiment, suppressing vital truths on major issues, feeding news and information consumers with toxic rubbish.
It’s willful deception, serving the imperial state and privileged interests exclusively, harmful to world peace, equity and justice.
The NYT directs much of its editorial energy to Trump and Russia bashing, readers fed an endless onslaught of disinformation.
In an editorial headlined “Donald Trump Sure Has a Problem with Democracy,” it quoted from George Washington’s farewell address, warning against what today would be called the imperial presidency.
In his book by this title, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. warned of the US presidency becoming uncontrollable, exceeding its constitutional limits, one of George Washington’s concerns in his farewell address.
The Times quoted his concern about consolidated power leading to despotism, omitting other important comments from his writings.
He called a large standing army “in a time of Peace…dangerous to the liberties of a Country,” urging “a few (only) Troops (as) indispensably necessary.”
He warned against foreign entanglements, the defining feature of US geopolitics today.