Information Warfare

Falsified Major Media Reports on Libya

Major media specialize in what they do best: truth inversion (aka bad fiction), not doing what journalists are supposed to do – their job, especially covering imperial wars for dominance and rich spoils. With Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) falling apart and rebel forces in disarray, today’s headlines belie the […]

Muammar Gaddafi And Sober Media

“The first casualty of war is the truth” said American Senator Hiram Johnson. “In time of war, when truth is so precious, it must be attended by a bodyguard of lies” – Winston Churchill. If nothing else the world’s media have proved those two aphorisms in spades as the coverage […]

The “Evil Guys List”? “Free Journalism” in the Service of US Foreign Policy

F. William Engdahl (Germany) An organization calling itself Reporters Without Borders (RWB; French: Reporters sans frontières, or RSF) has just named Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, China’s President Hu Jintao, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko to their list of Forty Worst Predators of Press […]

Putin Blamed for ‘Pumping-up National Pride’

On May 3, the World Press Freedom Day, the international human rights organization ‘Reporters without Borders’ has compiled a list of 40 ‘predators of press freedom’. Along with unnamed Colombian guerrillas, Mexican narcocartels, ETA separatists, Italian Mafiosos, and a galaxy of traditional ‘villains’ from Mullah Muhammad Omar to Zimbabwean Robert […]