Category: The war against journalism

Abby Martin and Joe Rogan chat

Good to see these ideas heard widely Big audience You probably know Abby Martin, formerly with RT and “Breaking the Set” and now with TeleSur. Joe Rogan has a massive podcast following, often in the Top Ten in the English speaking world with NPR and other big outlets. It’s good to see these ideas heard widely. Programs like this do a lot more good than empty ranting on CNN and MSNBC every night. Go Joe. Go Abby. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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Obama legacy

Jail for real journalists Why Did Obama Order This Good Man To Be Kept In Prison? There aren’t many real journalists around these days. Most – especially in the US – are happy to take a check for reporting drivel and rewriting government press releases. Overseas, it’s another story. Journalists are frequently willing to face imprisonment, torture and death to tell the truth. Here’s one of the good guys Obama made sure was kept in prison even when his own country wanted him released. As if that wasn’t enough, when his own government wanted to release him, he strong...

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YouTube and the news

Use YouTube, don’t be used by it Someday, they may succeed in censoring questions and dissenting opinions If you question the government version of events, you are now a “conspiracy theorist” who needs to be censored. At least that’s YouTube/Google’s version of reality. In the “old days” there were only three new networks TOTAL which made control of the news easy. Then along came the Internet. The powers that be would definitely like to put the genie back in the bottle and their trying has hard as they can. Someday, they may succeed in censoring questions and dissenting opinions....

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“I get it”

Real News meets Truthdig Paul Jay speaks with Robert Scheer Robert Scheer of Truthdig talks about the state of the world. Bottom line: Enough about Trump and Russia. We’ve got real problems that need addressing. Are we going to start analyzing things intelligently or are we going to forever play “gotcha” with the other side? Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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The 100 year war on independent journalism

From Upton Sinclair to cyberspace An old story with a new chapter today Brasscheck’s founder talks about the 100 year war on independent journalism, right up to the present day. Now the battleground is the Internet. We start with the story of Upton Sinclair’s book “The Brass Check”, the finest critique of the US news media ever written. At the time he published it, Sinclair was one of the most popular writers on earth with his work being translated into over twenty languages. In retaliation for “outing” them, the mass media commenced a multi-decade attack on his reputation, blunting...

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