The News Dissector – Sunday, October 21, 2012
The Latest: George McGovern, the Senator who ran on an anti-war program in 1972, dead at age 90. He was also a champion for policies to combat malnutrition and fairness in elections.
The Strange and Changing US To Talking To Iran story, Chomsky Reaches Gaza – ”Peace Ship” Doesn’t; Israelis Seize Gaza Bound Ship, Chomsky in Gaza, Mantra of 2012: ”Vote Against. Not For” – TV Ad ”Air War” Escalates. Most recent Podcast link, and much much Mo’
BONUS TRACK: Schechter on ”US Election Concern: What Is There To Vote For?”
Mantra of 2012; Don’t Vote For Me, Vote AGAINST Him. The TV ad ” Air War” Devalues Democracy
“The most powerful insulation against change that corporations possess is not their wealth or economic dominance but their ownership and control of the mass media of propaganda dissemination. Americans are not alone in having been brainwashed into believing in the consumerist paradise and political theater that TV advertising and ‘news’ preaches non-stop 24/7/365.”
EVENT MONDAY: Join Former ANC Leader. guerilla fighter turned intelligence chief and author, Ronnie Kasrils (“Unlikely Secret Agent.” Monthly Review Press) and I at a book launch at Riverside Church, 122 and Riverside Drive tomorrow (Monday) at 6 PM. Listen to my interview with Ronnie on Thursday’s News Dissector Radio Show.