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Architecture of the Right: Ventures in Digital Media

Architecture of the Right: Ventures in Digital Media

by | Apr 28, 2022 | Media

In the wake of Republican losses in 2020, a cast of mega-rich financiers, senior figures in the Trump administration, high-ranking NSA and Pentagon intelligence officials, Wall Street pitchmen and leading Trump campaign donors began to piece together a new global disinformation apparatus intended to promote the political project of the far right. The twin focal […]

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Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden

Instagram Tea Leaves

by WS Editors | Oct 15, 2019 | Media, Politics

It was easy enough to find out what the pundits thought about the Sept. 12 Democratic debate, but what about the candidates themselves? How did they position their candidacies in the days that followed? A scroll through Instagram was instructive and also provided a glimpse of how that platform is being deployed as source for […]

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President Trump

Why “I don’t like his rhetoric, but I like what he’s doing with the economy” is not a good reason to support any leader

by Patricia Roberts-Miller | Sep 25, 2019 | Media, Politics

There are a lot of sayings that amount to a kind of folk pragmatism: “Might makes right.” “God helps those who help themselves.” “The ends justify the means.” “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” These are all ways of saying if you’re getting the outcome you want, then don’t worry about how that […]

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The Media’s 10 Rules of Hate

by Matt Taibbi | Jul 7, 2019 | Media, Politics

Pick up any major newspaper, or turn on any network television news broadcast. The political orientation won’t matter. It could be Fox or MSNBC, The Washington Post or The Washington Times. You’ll find virtually every story checks certain boxes. Call them the 10 rules of hate. After generations of doing the opposite, when unity and […]

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AOC

Ocasio-Cortez Exploited as Clickbait and Outrage Porn Magnet

by Patricia Roberts-Miller | Apr 2, 2019 | Media

We are now at the point where, if a second assistant to a dog-catcher in south-south-east Nowhere says something negative about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representative from New York, it’s news. And if a Democrat criticizes her, it’s going to be all over Facebook. At any given moment, there are political figures saying critical things about other […]

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