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Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source: Center for Media and Democracy

An ex-Mormon explains how a church with mostly good values can promote hatred and intolerance.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: PR Watch

The Bush Administration has spent millions on deceptive PR to sell the war, as recently documented in the <i>New York Times</i>. Where's the fallout?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source: PR Watch

Twenty years later, can Ed Herman and Noam Chomsky's "propaganda model" still be used to explain modern media distortions?

Posted on: Nov 17, 2006, Source: PR Watch

Critics of the Lancet study suggesting hundreds of thousands of deaths in Iraq since the 2003 invasion should call for additional, independent studies that could provide a scientific basis for either confirming or refuting its alarming findings.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Pentagon hired some amateurs to create the fake news operation in Iraq that they've dreamed of having in the United States.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2006, Source: Firedoglake

ABC's docudrama, 'The Path to 9/11,' is a mix of fact, fantasy and deliberate distortion adding up to blatant pro-Bush propaganda.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2006, Source: Center for Media and Democracy

A videotaped recording of a Marine singing about a shootout with an Iraqi family has war critics up in arms about U.S. troops' open hostility to Muslims and Arabs.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

With enlistment plummeting, the U.S. military has resorted to flashy marketing and controversial information gathering to pad its numbers.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Rather than focusing on the growing power of the conservative movement, much of the liberal rhetoric during the campaign focused on Bush's flaws and the failings of his administration.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush & Co. used the old "third party technique" with their Swift Boat attacks on Kerry. The technique is simple: "Put your message in someone else's mouth that the public will listen to."

Posted on: Jul 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The folks helping to get Nader on the ballot in Oregon and other states are the same people who brought us the conservative Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

While the GOP's lock-step strategy has helped the party achieve considerable power, its intolerance for opposing viewpoints has led to disastrous domestic and foreign policy decisions. Welcome to the one-party state.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

According to Bush's advisors, expecting the President to tell the truth about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction is petty quibbling over details.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

In true Orwellian fashion, the Bush administration has used doublespeak to sell the war to never end wars.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2001, Source: E Magazine

Savage outbreaks of animal-borne diseases raise fears that the next epidemic could be in the U.S. Modern agriculture may be the culprit.