Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 A group the White House said played a “critical role” in securing the Iran nuclear deal doled out large amounts of cash to National Public Radio (NPR) and Jewish lobby J Street to sell the deal to a wary public. The Ploughshares Fund group gave National Public Radio $100,000 […]

‘El Chapo’s new digs: Rating by human rights group is lowest of all Mexican prisons

‘El Chapo’s new digs: Rating by human rights group is lowest of all Mexican prisons

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info The residence of Mexican narco baron Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzman has changed again, from the Altiplano prison in Central Mexico to Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. And there may be a future move north of the border for Guzman, as a judge has approved […]

WorldTribune’s new (mobile-friendly) look

WorldTribune’s new (mobile-friendly) look

Special to WorldTribune.com WorldTribune has completed the initial stage of reformatting its main news sections for mobile phones and tablets. The editors at WorldTribune sincerely hope readers like the changes and would love to hear from readers about the changes. The format should be basically familiar to all regular readers. The main difference is that […]

‘Click farms’: China’s propaganda hubs proliferate Facebook likes

‘Click farms’: China’s propaganda hubs proliferate Facebook likes

Special to WorldTribune.com Inside China, EastAsiaIntel.com While China’s 700 million netizens are blocked from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) English-language propaganda machine is harvesting social media fans around the world. Following top-down orders from president Xi Jinping to “tell China’s story” to the world, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are now rife […]

How Facebook and big media control the message

How Facebook and big media control the message

Special to WorldTribune.com Spoiler alert: Actually, it’s no secret that Facebook makes clear to mostly left-leaning publishers what it wants on its mostly left-leaning News Feed. Peter Kafka, writing for recode.com, presented the “real Facebook media influence story.” Related: Former Facebook ‘journalist’: We routinely suppressed news favoring conservative values, May 9, 2016 The post included […]

Former Facebook ‘journalist’: We routinely suppressed news favoring conservative values

Former Facebook ‘journalist’: We routinely suppressed news favoring conservative values

Special to WorldTribune.com Facebook systematically blacklisted news articles cast conservative politicians and conservative values in a positive light, former workers for the social media giant admitted. News stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section were suppressed. A former “news curator” on the “trending” section, said workers prevented stories […]

NY Post: White House admits it played us for fools on Iran; media tools took ‘dictation’

NY Post: White House admits it played us for fools on Iran; media tools took ‘dictation’

Special to WorldTribune.com The White House used leftist media lapdogs “as public relations tools” to effectively sell the Iran nuclear deal, columnist John Podhoretz wrote in the New York Post on May 5. Podhoretz pointed to “an astounding New York Times piece by David Samuels,” in which senior White House officials confirmed as much about the spin-centered […]

Report: ‘Deep and disturbing decline in media freedoms’ … including in the USA and Europe

Report: ‘Deep and disturbing decline in media freedoms’ … including in the USA and Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Governments throughout the world seem increasingly nervous if not paranoid over a free press and media, according to a searingly poignant survey by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The annual survey of the global media in 180 countries, the French-based monitor report underscores a gradual deterioration […]

Paglia on the ‘Hillary cult’: Devotees worship their queen, ignore reality

Paglia on the ‘Hillary cult’: Devotees worship their queen, ignore reality

Special to WorldTribune.com In an April 21 commentary penned for Salon, Camille Paglia wondered why Hillary Clinton voters overlook the Democratic candidate’s “money lust, shadowy surrogates, sociopathic policy shifts, horrific overseas record.” “What is it with the Hillary cult? “As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in next week’s Pennsylvania […]

Hillary’s e-mails: What is obvious, but not openly discussed

Hillary’s e-mails: What is obvious, but not openly discussed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Not a lot that is being said by the talking heads makes sense in the case of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. First of all, everything would tell us that any domestic or foreign political figure would be interested in the very fact that a specific subject had reached the […]

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