Reading Time: 7 minutes When it comes to the media, all uprisings are not equal. Not when the oppressor is an ally and sitting on gobs of oil.
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Reading Time: 9 minutes The web is buzzing about that clever Errol Morris anti-conspiracy video on the NY Times’s website. WhoWhatWhy interviewed the expert featured in the video about the strange JFK assassination figure “Umbrella Man,” and found a big problem with the central assertion. In fact, our research casts doubts not only on the most recent JFK propaganda, but on the New York Times itself.
Reading Time: 4 minutes For many of those sick of the inadequacies of Western news organizations, the answer is Al Jazeera. But how independent-minded, really, is this Middle Eastern television network? Not very, we’re afraid. It’s the same old gang in a new, improved outfit.
Reading Time: 3 minutes What’s up with Obama and sending troops everywhere? Check out the latest in so-called “humanitarian intervention.” And consider what’s really at stake—and who really gains.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Trust in the US national security apparatus is so low that its claims of an “Iran Terror Plot” is generating chortles. And with good reason.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses what’s really going on in Libya—and what NATO and the corporate media won’t tell you about the real motives behind the effort to remove Muammar Qaddafi.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Forget the “humanitarian crisis” that justified the NATO bombing that helped destroy Qaddafi’s regime. It was always about oil and other strategic issues. And the rebels were a wholly owned subsidiary of West, Inc. Here’s the evidence.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s an exploration of an aspect of Arab Spring that hasn’t been properly discussed: Whether skyrocketing food prices underlie the public’s anger that led to the spate of uprisings.
Reading Time: < 1 minute San Francisco radio host Pat Thurston interviews WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker on a variety of topics, including nasty talk radio, Rupert Murdoch, and Qaddafi
Reading Time: 5 minutes The stories we’re hearing that supposedly “justify” the Libyan bombing are getting even more convoluted. Even Congress can’t figure it out. And the media keep on “disinforming” us.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The desperate effort to depose Qaddafi has some new, credible supporters. John Kerry and John McCain give the curious Libyan mission-creep some added muscle. But like the administration, they don’t want to tell us the real reason this is so important.
Reading Time: 6 minutes While the eyes of the US and the world were on Anthony’s wiener, a second salacious story, with far greater potential consequences, began making the rounds. It’s a doozy: Libyan madman Qaddafi ordering his troops to commit mass rape, and dispensing Viagra to ramp up the damage. Even the BBC is rushing into this one. But is it true? New doubts—and new reckless reporting.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Finally, if you look hard enough, you can start seeing the back story to the urgency to remove Qaddafi. It’s an ugly story—and all the ugliness is not on Qaddafi’s side, not by a long shot.
Reading Time: 7 minutes On Memorial Day, there’s a lot of talk about “supporting our troops” and “honoring our dead.” But one thing is left out of the discussion—the real story behind why they die.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Finally, the truth about Libya begins to emerge. A blunt Brit helps out. And we help you read between the lines in the New York Times.
Reading Time: 12 minutes The complicated back story to the “spontaneous uprising” in Libya deserves our attention
Reading Time: 3 minutes The leadership in Egypt is in jail, and bravo, says our Paper of Record. Meanwhile, back home, our counterpart establishment is doing just fine, thanks.
Reading Time: 5 minutes GE is spitting mad at the New York Times for reporting that it paid no taxes last year. Let’s let these two corporations go to the mat in a tax matchup.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We easily forget how extensive are the psychological operations that sell the public on war. When considering the Libyan rape charges, a bit of perspective and context is wise….
Reading Time: < 1 minute Today’s edition of Worth Reading includes two videos “Worth Watching”. Sometimes a picture, or in this case film, is worth a thousand words. Warning: The video on the conflict in Libya contains graphic images.