Tag Archives: John Pilger

Pilger compares ISIS to Khmer Rouge – US complicit

Love him or loathe him, John Pilger cuts to the chase in a recent article on ISIS, From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves” ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington and London who, in destroying Iraq as both a state and a society, conspired to commit an epic […]

Obama’s pathetic legacy

Even before Barack Obama is half way through his second term you can tell how woeful his legacy will be. Thomas Frank in Salon has written a cutting piece Right-wing obstruction could have been fought: An ineffective and gutless presidency’s legacy is a failure mocking the likely highlights of the Obama Presidential Library. The task […]

Obama vs Romney. Is there a difference?

With the US Presidential election only a few weeks away, Mitt Romney has just put his foot in his gaff prone mouth again, firmly cementing the belief that this private equity corporate raider acts only in the interest of the 1%. But is Obama any different? It would be fair to say many 2008 supporters have […]

Why we need the journalism of outrage particularly in times of war

An essay on journalism and propaganda in times of war as part of my PGrad Dip in Communications in 2011. “On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it […]

Why we need partisan political documentary

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship In 2011 as part of a PG Dip in Communications I researched elite propaganda and self censorship in the mainstream United States media during wartime. It was at times a profoundly depressing  task, so pervasive, so blatant are the lies and half truths told by political […]