Editor - 12 December 2018
In a recent media alert, we presented a few rules that journalists must follow if they are to be regarded as a safe pair of hands by editors and corporate media owners. One of these rules is that 'we' in the West are assumed to be 'the good guys'. This seriously damaging narrative, flying in the face of historical evidence and endlessly crushing state policies, ensures that the public is kept ignorant and pacified. The consequences have been deadly for millions of the West's victims around the world, and now mean climate catastrophe that could end human civilisation.... See more
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Since 2001, Media Lens have been describing how mainstream newspapers and broadcasters operate as a propaganda system for the elite interests that dominate modern society. The costs of their disinformation in terms of human and animal suffering, and environmental breakdown, are incalculable. Media Lens show how news and commentary are ‘filtered’ by the media’s profit-orientation, by its dependence on advertisers, parent companies, wealthy owners and official news sources..
Media Lens check the media’s version of events against credible facts and opinion provided by journalists, academics and specialist researchers and then publish both versions, together with commentary, in free Media Alerts and invite readers to deliver their verdict both to themselves and to mainstream journalists through the email addresses provided in ’Suggested Action’ at the end of each alert. They urge correspondents to adopt a polite, rational and respectful tone at all times – strongly opposing all abuse and personal attack. Media Lens also publish Cogitations, exploring related personal and philosophical themes.
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