journalism

Wed
26
Apr

Behind the Mystery Group Hitting Breitbart Where It Hurts

By Karen Hao
Mother Jones
April 24, 2017

Sat
14
Jan

How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

by Pagan Kennedy

One day in late November, an earth and environmental science professor named Nathan Phillips visited Breitbart News for the first time. Mr. Phillips had heard about the hateful headlines on the site — like “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy” — and wondered what kind of companies would support such messages with their ad dollars. When he clicked on the site, he was shocked to discover ads for universities, including one for the graduate school where he’d received his own degree — Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. “That was a punch in the stomach,” he said.

Sun
04
Dec

Timberg’s Tale: Washington Post Reporter Spreads Blacklist of Independent Journalist Sites

by Pam Martens - Russ Martens
December 2, 2016
CounterPunch
 

Tue
29
Nov

The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting

By Matt Taibbi
www.rollingstone.com

Last week, a technology reporter for the Washington Post named Craig Timberg ran an incredible story. It has no analog that I can think of in modern times. Headlined "Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say," the piece promotes the work of a shadowy group that smears some 200 alternative news outlets as either knowing or unwitting agents of a foreign power, including popular sites like Truthdig and Naked Capitalism.

The thrust of Timberg's astonishingly lazy report is that a Russian intelligence operation of some kind was behind the publication of a "hurricane" of false news reports during the election season, in particular stories harmful to Hillary Clinton. The piece referenced those 200 websites as "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda."

Fri
14
Oct

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