John Pilger: The Contamination of the Corporation Runs Right Through Our Lives


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Dandelion Salad

with John Pilger

Melbourne Press Club on Mar 1, 2018

“John Pilger has always been hopelessly romantic about journalism, he told a 2 March Press Club lunch, and the day he got a cadetship on the Daily Telegraph was one of the happiest of his life.

“While the media of the time was highly formulaic, Pilger counts himself lucky to have built his career in Fleet Street in an era when there was space for dissenting journalism.

““Today corporatism runs through everything like a kind of slick” and largely determines the decisions those who run the media make – “that business-friendly equals good,” he told moderator Michael Bachelard.”


via The Global Correspondent

From the archives:

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism

Corporate, State-Capitalist and Imperialist Media, Not “Mainstream Media” and Other Terminology by Paul Street

John Pilger: There Is No Evidence! It’s A Propaganda Campaign! + Stephen Cohen: Corbyn Calls for Evidence

Faking It by William Bowles

Cold War 2.0 Just As Stupid As Cold War 1.0 by William Blum

John Pilger: Media On Trial

Chris Hedges: Out of Print

Chris Hedges: Journalism is Being Pushed To the Fringes of Society

John Pilger: There Is a War on Journalism