The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and U.S. wire services dictated the world’s headlines.
Caitlin Johnstone applies the literary folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes and reframes it for today’s times, a time when illegitimate arguments and irrelevant points abound.
We can easily point at Donald Trump for stoking the fires, but it is the media that is equally to blame for such obvious political division.
The poisoning of ex-spy Sergey Skripal unearthed something ancient. The kind of one-sided media of assumption we saw in the first cold war. Here we go again.