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US Media Can't Stop Lying about Ukraine

US Media Can't Stop Lying about Ukraine

Our trigger-happy press tows the government line: WWIII is great!

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In the old world of journalism, reporters forced themselves through rounds of fact checks, dug through sources, interviewed every witness and expert they could find, and even then wouldn’t publish a story until they were absolutely sure of its veracity. And if all that failed and their story was wrong, they swallowed hard and published a correction. An embarrassing yet humbling check on the press that only added points to their credibility.

That was the old world. The old world is dead.

“Russian missile attack hits market in Ukraine, kills 16,” read headlines from every major news outlet. Weeks later, once the story had spread into the public consciousness, the New York Times quietly posted an update to the story: “Evidence suggests Ukrainian missile caused market tragedy.”

The same happened with the evil Chinese spy balloon (later revealed to be a spy balloon that did no spying), the Nord Stream pipeline, and countless other stories in which the US media shaped the war instead of report on it.

Journalist Bryce Greene joins Useful Idiots to shed light on the truth, break down the lies, debunk the corporate media.  

Subscribe to watch the full episode where Bryce explains the US path to peace (and the lies used to sabotage it), the extent of the corporate lies used to blame the missile strike on Russia, the terrifyingly weird English-speaking Ukrainian spokesperson who wants to “hunt down” Russian propagandists (which is extra scary when we’re constantly labeled as Putin puppets…), and how western media is shaping the Ukraine proxy war against Russia as a proxy for the larger proxy war against China.

There’s a lot of lies, so let Bryce Greene be your tour guide through the truth.

Plus, catch this week’s Thursday Throwdown: Nikki Haley's Unhinged China Rant

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Katie’s award-winning documentary Commie Camp, about the legendary Camp Kinderland, is screening at the historic DCTV Firehouse Cinema at 87 Lafayette Street on October 4th at 6:30PM, followed by a Q&A with Katie, Kinderlander Judee Rosenbaum, and more surprise guests! You can buy tickets here.

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Useful Idiots
Useful Idiots with Katie Halper and Aaron Maté
Useful Idiots is an informative and irreverent politics podcast with journalist Aaron Maté and podcaster/writer Katie Halper. Episodes feature on-the-road coverage of the 2020 campaign and exclusive interviews, with humor, commentary and dissection of the politics news of the week. Join Katie and Aaron as they examine important stories that have slipped through the cracks and what the media got wrong – and laugh about whatever is left to laugh about.