With “Disinfo Wars” Project Censored Abandons Principles 120

Project Censored (PC), the news criticism organization made up of scholars, journalists, and activists that annually researches and selects stories overlooked or ignored by mainstream news media, has recently published a lengthy article on its website, titled, “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones’ War on Your Mind,” by Nolan Higdon.[1]

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Tracy Calls Out Corporate Media on Editorial Decision-Making, Shoddy Journalism 53

James Tracy has reached out to the news media outlets that attacked him between September 18 and 20 for a Memory Hole post addressing the September 16 shootings at Washington DC’s Naval Command Base.

On September 20 Tracy initially responded to the attacks. On September 19th and again on the 20th Tracy contacted personnel at South Florida NBC affiliate WPTV and Fox affiliate WFLX, including WFLX Program Director Barb Billens, WFLX site manager and reporter Rachel Leigh, WPTV Executive Producer Julie Pearl, and WPTV-WFLX News Director Michael Garber.

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Video: James Tracy Responds to Latest MSM Assault 37

Early on September 18 James Tracy posted several videos, photos and other materials, most of which were emailed to him by MHB readers concerning the September 16 DC Navy Yard shooting incident. No discernible claims or arguments were made regarding what took place at Navy Yard, only attempted descriptions of the items posted.

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Manufacturing Dissent: The Truth About Syria 15

Produced by Lizzie Phelan and Mostafa Azfalzadeh

Manufacturing Dissent (2012) is a documentary posthumously dedicated to Syrian Palestinian actor Mohamad Rafea, who was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered on Sunday November 4th 2012 by paramilitary groups that have been unleashed in Syria since the US, UK and their western and Gulf State allies launched a covert war there in early 2011. This clandestine campaign of terror is presented by the mainstream corporate media as a “revolution”.

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US Public Schools Train to Finger Mental Cases 46

An appendage of the world’s foremost advocate of psychiatric treatment, the American Psychiatric Association, is actively promoting a “teacher training program” that will enlist public school staff to identify “troubled thought patterns” of teenage students, NBC news reports.[1] The campaign is being pushed by the American Psychiatric Foundation, the “philanthropic and educational arm of the American Psychiatric Association,” according to APF’s own website.

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CNN Tapped Fledgling Media Personality as Boston Bombing “Eyewitness” 29

The following piece draws on entries from the forthcoming Boston Marathon Bombing Timeline.

At 4:18PM on April 15 while CNN ominously reports that two are dead and more than 110 injured as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing, anchorwoman Erin Burnett conducts a telephone interview with a young woman claiming to be an eyewitness to the explosions occurring 90 minutes earlier. (Quinn Brettler also appeared on MSNBC and CBS, but no footage of these interviews can be identified online.) “Joining me on the phone right now is Cassidy Quinn Brettler,” Burnett begins. “She was 30 feet away when the explosions happened. [She] was watching her coworker cross the finish line.”

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An Open Letter to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 62

On June 3 James Tracy sent a letter to Sun-Sentinel editor-in-chief Howard Saltz citing the paper’s repeated attacks on Tracy for publicly questioning government pronouncements and overall news coverage of the Sandy Hook massacre and Boston Marathon bombing. In a June 17 response to the letter Saltz maintains that the Sun-Sentinel‘s coverage is defensible given its newsworthiness and under the tenets of free speech.

“Our news coverage has not judged the merits of your arguments,” Saltz contends. “It never will. We will report them, and let the chips fall where they may.”

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Media Disinformation and the Conspiracy Panic Phenomenon 94

To posit that one’s government may be partially composed of unaccountable criminal elements is cause for serious censure in polite circles. Labeled “conspiracy theories” by a corporate media that prompt and channel emotionally-laden mass consent, such perspectives are quickly dispatched to the memory hole lest they prompt meaningful discussion of the political prerogatives and designs held by a global power elite coordinating governments and broader geopolitical configurations.

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