China bans ‘Christopher Robin’ film due to memes starring Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh

China bans ‘Christopher Robin’ film due to memes starring Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2018 China has banned the release of “Christopher Robin”, a new live-action Disney movie which features Winnie the Pooh and his cast of friends. Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping is said to be furious over memes that compare him to the portly honey-loving bear and censors have cracked down on […]

Canceling of ‘Roseanne’ spotlights Disney’s mixed record on apologies to targeted public officials

Canceling of ‘Roseanne’ spotlights Disney’s mixed record on apologies to targeted public officials

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2018 Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Co., which owns ABC, said canceling “Roseanne” was “the right thing to do” and he personally apologized to Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett. President Donald Trump responded, in a May 30 tweet, asking about his own apologies from ABC: “Bob Iger of […]

Media ‘cartel’ controls most formerly independent American news outlets

Media ‘cartel’ controls most formerly independent American news outlets

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2017 A major media “cartel” has taken control of what had been privately-owned U.S. news companies, Pulitzer Prize winning media specialist Ben Bagdikian said. The trend leaves small community newspapers and broadcast companies as outposts for independent American  journalism. Six corporations now own 90 percent of U.S. news media outlets. […]

ESPN’s New Year’s eve nightmare: College football ratings in free fall

ESPN’s New Year’s eve nightmare: College football ratings in free fall

by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2017 Is it too late for the 24/7 sports network to return to being a network that focuses primarily on . . . sports? ESPN’s broadcast of the College Football Playoffs on Dec. 31 received just a 10.4 rating, down 32 percent from two years ago. The ratings may be […]

Propaganda as art: Think today’s Americans are not susceptible to mind control?

Propaganda as art: Think today’s Americans are not susceptible to mind control?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Loredana Vuoto Hollywood has mastered Joseph Goebbels’ famous propaganda strategy, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The lie: same-sex couples are ‘the new normal’ and can provide a loving family for children. This was recently depicted at the 56th […]