The Big Stories Media Mis-Reported in 2019

It’s not so much what the media did report in 2019 as what it didn’t report, or failed to report fairly, accurately, and vigorously. Some of those failures are pointed out by political commentator Kyle Kulinski in Secular Talk. On-Target’s Larry Sparano discusses the issue with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York

Critic: Trump Should Be Called Liar More Often??!!!

According to Eric Boehlert of the Daily Kos, the media are remiss in not calling Trump a liar often enough, and are too timid in expressing “moral” outrage. But On-Target’s Larry Sparano wonders what planet Boehlert has been reporting from. Here is Larry’s contrary opinion, in discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

 

Disinformation and Misinformation: TRENDING in the Media

How can you know if what the media is telling you is true? It’s not easy. On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York have a few pointers:

President Bloomberg? Is there a path for a New York Billionaire?

The already crowded race for the Democratic nomination has grown even more crowded –and disjointed–with the entry of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Will his money and management skills be enough to score him a bulls eye in his quest for the Presidency? Is it really as much of a long shot as many observers think? On-Target’s Larry Sparano and former AP Newsman Bryant Thomas discuss his chances:

Manufacturing Consent: Brainwashing now in High Gear

It’s been more than three decades since Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman published their landmark book, “Manufacturing Consent.” It exposed how media shapes thought and how news outlets and reporters are used to carry the party line and control dissent in the U.S. and other nations. Has anything changed in the years since? Is media now less or more controlled by the power elites? Here’s On Target’s Larry Sparano, in discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Media falsely hyping “Corruption” in the U.S.?

Some commentators are claiming that media hype is creating the false impression that corruption is much more widespread in the U.S. than is actually the case. Some of those opinions are from Trump critics trying to downplay the sweet deals that Joe Biden’s son had in Ukraine and China. On-Target’s Larry Sparano talks about that with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Venezuela: U.S. Propaganda Courtesy of NYT

American media continue spewing propaganda about how Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is a brutal dictator who is to blame for the turmoil in that country.  And among the biggest purveyors of erroneous and fraudulent reporting is the highly-touted New York Times.  Some critics are now pointing out how the Times has been promoting opinion pieces by Joanna Hausmann, a Venezuelan-American who presents herself as a knowing and objective observer of what’s happening in her native country.  But what the NYT fails to disclose is that her father, Ricardo Hausmann, a neoliberal college professor in the U.S. is also an envoy for self-declared Venezuelan president and opposition leader Juan Guaido.  Hausmann is envoy for Guaido’s relations with banking institutions connected with elites that want to see Maduro overthrown.  What’s more, Hausmann reportedly played a big role in previous attempts to destroy the Venuzuelan economy as a means of creating social unrest to overthrow Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chavez .  Here’s On-Target’s Larry Sparano talking with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York, regarding the NYT’s failure to disclose:

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Internet Recruitment of Terrorists: Does Stopping It Mean the End of the 1st Amendment?

The massacre at the mosque in New Zealand has renewed calls for censoring the content of the Internet.  How can the digital giants stop the internet from being used as a recruitment tool for terrorism?  On-Target’s Larry Sparano warns of the dangers of the slippery slope ahead, as corporate and government interests

move toward control of what we’re allowed to see and hear on the Internet.  Here’s Larry with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio, New York: