Mainstream Media Watch

Welcome to Media Watch,

We at ZCom of course provide media, yet we are definitively not in the mainstream. What swims there are corporate and governmental entities that overwhelmingly - when presenting news and social analysis at all - take as a given support for elite machinations and maintanence of elite structures. Understanding this system supporting media, dissecting its deceptive manipulations, combating its oppressive implications, and pressuring it to contain better even against its own inclinations, is the aim of our attention to mainstream media - as well as, in time, replacing it in toto.

Here too, however, you will find articles and content about alternative media - its efforts, logic, etc.

Please send any ideas you may have for other or additional content from our database you think ought to appear in content boxes on this page.

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  • Greenberg: Race Curriculum Controversy

    In 2001, I was hired to help open the Center School, a small school in Seattle Public Schools, and I began teaching the Race Unit in 2002. Drawing in part from a district-wide training on racism called Courageous Conversations, the Race Unit established safe norms for racial dialogue

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    Herman: Nasty Legacies

    It was amusing to see Peter Baker refer to the...

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    Herman: Soft Power Dictatorships

    The New York Times is a very good newspaper, except where ideology and party line demands intrude. Unfortunately these intrusions occur often and are of great importance.

  • Potash: The Baltimore Riots, Resident Info Beyond Mainstream Media

    Despite the nearly 24-hour-a-day national television coverage of the situation in Baltimore, there was much the media didn’t cover. Some of these omissions, or facts only mentioned once and never repeated, appeared against the media owners’ more right-wing political agenda.

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    Herman: Golden Silences in the Propaganda System

    Propaganda shapes the flow of information in many different ways, including, obviously, the choice of the news fit to print, its placement, and the selection of authorities to make those facts credible. But equally important... is omitting facts and ignoring sources that call the chosen (often official) perspective into question.

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    Herman: Global Versus Local Violence

    In the U.S. establishment’s patriotic history of the Ukraine conflict it is also important to black out the fact that the United States, so passionately opposed to Russian “aggression,” committed a vastly more deadly one in Iraq from 2003.

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    Staff: Danny Schechter, 1942-2015

    Schechter infused almost all his work—whether it was for alternative or mainstream media—with his advocacy of human rights. In 1971, Schechter joined the Boston rock station WBCN-FM, where he found a following as “Danny Schechter, the News Dissector.” This Memorial was compiled from a number of emails to Z.

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    Herman: Speaking Truth to Power or to the Powerless?

    One of the clichés repeated often by liberals and leftists, which always rubs me the wrong way, is that we must “speak truth to power.” But those with power usually already know the truth, but avoid it because it’s contrary to their interests or they don’t want to know it or hear about it, for the same reason

  • Elich: Who Was Behind the Cyberattack on Sony?

    In the rush to judgment, few were asking for evidence and none was provided. Computer security analysts, however, were vocal in their skepticism

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    Herman: Krugman, Putin, and the NYT

    The first and possibly most shocking fallacy in Krugman's argument is its failure to distinguish between the interests of the elite, on the one hand, and ordinary citizens and society as a whole, on the other

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