Stuart Hall – Race, Gender, Class in the Media

We live in a world saturated with media. We see our reality through them. But these are not transparent operations. They involve the workings of power. Stuart Hall was an outsider. Born in colonial Jamaica. Educated in Oxford. He was out of place in both. He left academia, the literary canon, high culture … to become an intellectual […]

Edward Said – Framed: The Politics of Stereotypes in News

“From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing the Orient could not do was represent itself. Evidence of the Orient was credible only after it had passed through the refining fire of the Orientalist’s work.” Edward Said. Palestinian intellectual. Literary theorist. Historian of the colonial narrative. Said explained how colonialism works. Not just through […]

?? India's media: Drumming the beats of war? | The Listening Post (Lead)

the talk on the Indian airwaves is of war with Pakistan again last week a suicide bomber killed 40 Indian soldiers in Kashmir a militant group based in Pakistan jesh and Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the worst such attack in more than 70 years Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in New Delhi has accused the Pakistani government […]

Trump's tweets: Should the media call the US president 'racist'? | The Listening Post (Lead)

politics often comes down to a war of words and these days the coverage of the Trump White House is caught up over one word racist and whether or not it should be used to describe the American president after Donald Trump told for Congress women of color to go back to the countries they came from even […]

?? ?? Is the US media beating the drums of war on Iran? | The Listening Post (Lead)

stop us if you've heard this one before anonymous sources in Washington quoted in the US media over purported intelligence reports on specific but unspecified threats from a Middle Eastern country and this a buildup of US military forces around said country because as the narrative goes somehow maximum pressure perhaps even war is the best way to […]

Boris Johnson: Playing the clown for the media circus? | The Listening Post (Full)

hello I'm Richard yes burden you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories that were covering this week the British prime minister in Waiting Forrest Johnson a reporter turned politician who is now running circles around journalists and has made this neighbor of his hip hopping mad Donald Trump and the rape allegation given […]

Turkish media: CIA has recording of MBS ordering Khashoggi murder

though as we mentioned the Turkish news website says the CIA has a recording of a phone call in which Mohammed bin Salman gave instructions to quote silence Jamal keshavjee as soon as possible Tony Bert Lee has more from Istanbul more than fifty days after the murder of Jamal khashoggi and still the leaks in Turkey keep […]

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