Noam Chomsky on corporate media’s ‘Russia’ obsession


This 27 July 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Noam Chomsky on Mass Media Obsession with Russia & the Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era

The New York Times reports special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing President Trump’s tweets as part of Mueller’s expanding probe into Trump’s ties to Russia. This latest revelation in the Mueller investigation is part of a nearly 24-hour stream of headlines about Trump, Russia and the administration’s various scandals. But is the mainstream media missing the real stories amid its obsession with “Russiagate”? For more, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor Noam Chomsky on media manipulation in the Trump era.

A comment on this video says:

MSM [Main Stream Media] Isn’t Covering Climate Change, Teacher’s Strike, Income Inequality, Police Terror, illegal Foreign Wars, The Effect Of The Tax Cuts, Student Debt Crisis, Homelessness, Electoral College, Super Delegates, Gerrymandering [three factors helping Trump ‘win’ the 2016 election, apart from the Clinton factor], Supreme Court Hurting Worker’s Right Joining Unions

I might add the recent passing of Trump’s Pentagon budget, the biggest military budget in United States history, by the United States House of Representatives. Apart from the Republicans, 139 Democratic representatives voted for Trump’s budget; only 49 against.

I might add Donald Trump’s attack on ‘Dreamer’ immigrant young people; let down by corporate Democratic politicians, who, instead of attacking Trump from the left, prefer screaming ‘Russia! Russia!

In the early summer, the Clinton Foundation released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin between 1996 and 1999. The documents show the extent of US meddling in Russian domestic politics in the 1990s, and are a stark testimony to the groveling of the Russian oligarchy, personified by Boris Yeltsin, before US imperialism. Under conditions of a thoroughly hypocritical and right-wing media hysteria about alleged Russian “meddling” in the 2016 US elections, and a massive NATO military build-up against Russia, these documents acquire special significance. It is telling that hardly any US newspaper reported on the newly declassified records which contradict almost every element of their anti-Russian propaganda: here.

New York Times’ fraudulent “election plot” dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria: here.

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