Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Deep Rot That Infects American Journalism, Part 1


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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 4, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses the deep rot that infects American journalism with reporter Matt Taibbi. First of two parts.

Chris Hedges: Why America’s smartest are being silenced

RT America on May 2, 2019

Chris Hedges, host of “On Contact” on RT America, joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the falling ratings on establishment networks. He argues that news consumers feel as though “the reality show is over” and that corporate media will have to find a “new trick” if they want viewers to reengage. He points out that “salacious gossip” and “the chattering classes barking at each other” are not actual journalism.

See also:

Hate Inc. by Matt Taibbi or Hate Inc. by Matt Taibbi

Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters by Matt Taibbi

The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco by Matt Taibbi

From the archives:

Chris Hedges Responds to Rachel Maddow’s Latest Conspiratorial Spasm

Chris Hedges and Aaron Mate: Russiagate–One of the Most Shameful Periods in Modern American Journalism

John Pilger: This Is An Assault On Journalism and Citizenship + Assange’s Arrest Is A Message To Journalists All Over The World

Throw Off the Yoke of Indoctrination!

Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

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

Manufacturing Consent (1992) + Manufacturing Consent 25 Years Later