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A Remarkable Silence: Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying

As we have pointed out since Media Lens began in 2001, a fundamental feature of corporate media is propaganda by omission. Over the past week, a ...

‘That Is Actually Bollocks’: 20 Propaganda Horrors From 20 Years of Media Lens – Part 2

11. The BBC On The Saintly Motives For Waging War On Iraq And Libya In focusing on the grim future in April, US vice president, Kamala ...

‘That Is Actually Bollocks’: 20 Propaganda Horrors From 20 Years of Media Lens – Part 1

After 20 years of Media Lens, it seems only natural that we should look back in gratitude at the support we’ve received. In response to one ...

Two Centuries Of ‘The Imperialist, Warmongering, Hate-Filled Guardian’

In contrast to Media Lens modestly marking a mere two decades in July, the Guardian has been deluging itself with praise on reaching two centuries this ...

‘The Savage Punishment Of Gaza’: Israel’s Latest Assault On Palestine’s Open Prison

Recent media coverage of Israel and Palestine, not least by BBC News, has been full of the usual deceptive propaganda tropes: Israel is ‘responding’ or ‘reacting’ ...

Feeling The Truth – 20 Years Of Media Lens: An Appeal For Support

9 July will mark 20 years since we sent our first media alert – a 500-word piece on the West’s crimes against humanity. Since then, our ...

Shocking Omissions: ‘Capitalism’s Conscience – 200 Years Of The Guardian’ – John Pilger and Jonathan Cook Respond

Long before ‘the propaganda model’ flew off Edward Herman’s keyboard and into ‘Manufacturing Consent’, the book he co-authored with Noam Chomsky, Leo Tolstoy had captured the ...

Propaganda By Omission: Libya, Syria, Venezuela And The UK

We live in a war-like society; one that supports, and is in league with, the world’s number one terrorist threat: the United States of America. Corporate ...

The Impossible Peter Oborne

On the face of it, Peter Oborne is impossible. It’s not possible to be educated at Sherborne independent school, at Cambridge University, to work as political ...

20 Years Of Media Lens: A Selection Of Remarkable Replies From Journalists

‘Our Indifference To Ourselves’ – Beyond The ‘Virtue’ Of Self-Sacrifice – Part 2

‘Our Indifference To Ourselves’ – Beyond The ‘Virtue’ Of Self-Sacrifice – Part 1

‘Our Indifference To Ourselves’ – Beyond The ‘Virtue’ Of Self-Sacrifice – Part 1

‘A Ghastly Future’? Israeli Apartheid, Biden, Starmer, Assange And Mass Extinction

Back in 2017, before WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was silenced by Twitter, he used the platform to highlight an immutable truth: ‘The overwhelming majority of information ...

Media Bias, Activism And Meditation – Secular Buddhist Network Interview With David Edwards

David Edwards is co-editor of UK-based media watch site Media Lens and author of several books including ‘Free to be Human’, ‘The Compassionate Revolution’ and ‘Propaganda Blitz’. The ...

Stuck In A Lift With John Pilger – ‘News And How To Use It’ by Alan Rusbridger

Noticing the way journalists seemed unable to resist commenting on our work, even if it was just to slag us off, Glenn Greenwald tweeted us in ...

The Dead And Those About To Die – Climate Protests And The Corporate Media

The Roman poet Horace famously declared: ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.’ It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. Wilfred Owen, the ...

Robert Fisk – Death Of A ‘Controversial’ Journalist

Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for ...

Guardian-Friendly Omissions – ‘This Land’ By Owen Jones

In his latest book, ‘This Land – The Story of a Movement’ (Penguin, ebook version, 2020), the Guardian’s Owen Jones charts the rise and fall of ...

‘None Of It Reported’: How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial

One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the ‘mainstream’ media have to convince the public ...

The ‘War Against Us’ – The Battle of Britain And Steve Richards On ‘The Prime Ministers’

We can report that the skies over South East England have been swarming with Spitfires and Hurricanes this month. Is there a war on? Well, yes. ...

‘Absolute And Arbitrary Power’: Killing Extinction Rebellion And Julian Assange

The use and misuse of George Orwell’s truth-telling is so widespread that we can easily miss his intended meaning. For example, with perfect (Orwellian) irony, the ...

‘A Perpetual Motion Machine Of Killing’: Alleged Cover-Up Of Civilians Murdered By UK Special Forces In Iraq And Afghanistan

On August 1, a rare in-depth investigative piece appeared on the BBC News website based on credible and serious allegations that UK Special Forces had executed ...