Listen | NewsGuard and the Fake News Watchdog Racket

First there was Prop or Not then there was Alliance for Securing Democracy now there is NewsGuard.

Steven Brill | Newsguard

In this special episode of Media Roots Radio Robbie Martin interviews journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her recent 'NewsGuard' expose for MintPress News. NewsGuard is the most recent iteration of the neocon/neoliberal/corporate agenda to soft-censor alternative news and status-quo-challenging viewpoints on the internet. First, there was

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Anthrax And “Russiagate”: Mueller’s Special Counsel Appointment Should Raise Concern

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s irresponsible handling of the 2001 anthrax attacks left one man dead by his own hand and forever tarnished the reputation of another. Mueller is now heading the “Russiagate” investigation, despite his demonstrated lack of competence.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is seated before President Barack Obama and FBI Director James Comey arrive at an installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

OAKLAND (Analysis) -- Amidst the overwhelming bipartisan praise given to former FBI Director Robert Mueller for his appointment as special counsel in the Trump-Russia investigation, few media outlets have voiced concern over his credentials. Mueller’s unforgivably poor performance during an investigation into the 2001 anthrax scare should give

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VICE’s Fall From Counterculture Hipster Rag To Neoliberal Government Mouthpiece

Robbie Martin, director of the documentary series ‘A Very Heavy Agenda,’ joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss how VICE became a government lapdog pushing pro-interventionist messaging to a millennial audience wary of the government.

Vice founders Shane Smith, left, and Suroosh Alvi, attend the 20th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 16, 2016, in New York.

MINNEAPOLIS --- Disney, Fox News, Bill Maher and former U.S. government officials -- seems like a pretty random list, right? Well, they have one surprising thing in common: VICE. No, I’m not talking about porn, gambling or drugs. I’m talking about the multimedia empire that’s leading the mainstream media machine in producing “edgy”

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Film Series Sheds Light On Neoconservatives Old And New

Those responsible for the failed War on Terror have dismissed their own responsibility and are marching forward with a new generation of neocons, who appear as equally determined as their predecessors to spill American blood and treasure in the quest for Western dominance of the world.

Vice President Dick Cheney and President Bush stand in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington in this Nov. 9, 2006, file photo. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, files)

While popular documentary films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and No End In Sight explored the consequences of the disastrous policies of the Bush 41 presidency, the ideas that shaped the foreign policy thinking of the Bush Administration, and people promoting those ideas, have received considerably less attention. With the notable exception of the

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