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Media Bits and Bytes - December 11, 2018

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Why CNN Fired Hill; Tech To Labor's Rescue; The Need For a Black Press; Regulating AI; News or Nonstop Lies?; Pretzels and Politics; NPR's Restless Temps

Lies, Damn Lies and Post-Truth

Lee McIntyre The Conversation
Any amateur politician can engage in lying. Trump is engaging in “post-truth.” Ideology takes precedence over reality.

Friday Nite Videos | August 31, 2018

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Why Obvious Lies Make Great Propaganda. Ariana Grande Performs "Natural Woman" at Aretha Franklin's Funeral. Trump Loses Mind After Convictions | Our Cartoon President. Buddy Whittington | Minor Blues. How Donald Trump Got Involved in a Global Fraud.

How the White House and the CIA Are Marketing a War in the YouTube Era

Dennis J. Kucinich Huffington Post
A decade after the Bush administration used the CIA's "yellow cake" tale and other faulty evidence, the government is yet again relying on the CIA to lead a domestic propaganda effort for military action abroad. If these videos can sway American public opinion, as they're intended to do, and influence Congress to vote to attack Syria, this could become the first YouTube war.
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