Gregory Shupak

Gregory Shupak teaches media studies at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto. His book, The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media, is published by OR Books.

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"López Obrador has promised to launch a public-works program to employ 2.3 million young people and to raise pensions for the elderly." (Photo by Pedro Mera/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 12, 2018
In Wake of AMLO Victory, US Media Fear Chavismo and Hope for ‘Business-Friendly’ Change
Neoliberal capitalist dogma pervades mainstream media. A case in point is coverage of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s resounding victory in Mexico’s presidential election. Referring to the president-elect by his commonly used acronym, the New York Times ’ Azam Ahmed and Paulina Villegas ( 7/1/18 )...
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"Nor do any of these commentators address the possibility that the US ruling class might need to change its global conduct." (Photo: FAIR) Views
Friday, June 15, 2018
Pundits Worry Threat of Nuclear War Is Being Reduced
Media outlets don’t want America to negotiate with North Korea; they want the US to hold North Korea for ransom. On MSNBC ’s Rachel Maddow Show , the host was aghast (6/12/18) that the US says it will halt the annual war games it conducts with South Korea on North Korea’s doorstep, because doing so...
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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Burying the One-State Solution in Palestine/Israel
The one-state solution is the idea of bringing justice and peace to Palestine/Israel by having all inhabitants of historic Palestine—the land that includes Israel, the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza—living in one, binational country, where everyone has equal rights and political matters are settled...
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Palestinians have a right to liberate themselves that extends to the right tothe use of armed struggle, yet as Shammalah wrote, the Great Return March signifies a “nearly unanimous acceptance of peaceful methods to call for our rights and insist on our humanity.”(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 18, 2018
Blaming the Victims of Israel’s Gaza Massacre
Israel massacred 60 Palestinians on Monday, including seven children, bringing to 101 the total number of Palestinians Israel has killed since Palestinians began the Great March on March 30. In that period, Israel has killed 11 Palestinian children, two journalists, one person on crutches and three...
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Media Debate Best Way to Dominate Iran
The debate in the New York Times and Washington Post over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran deal, revolves around which tactics America should use to dominate Iran. "That the U.S. and its Israeli partner...
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Media Support US Violence Against Syria, But Long for More
Corporate media outlets were glad that the US, France and Britain bombed Syria in violation of international law ( FAIR.org , 4/18/18 ), but lamented what they see as a dearth of US violence in the country. In The Atlantic ( 4/14/18 ), Thanassis Cambanis described the war crime as “undoubtedly a...
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 "The passage suffers not only from its unfounded assumption that the US has a right to decide who governs Syria and to enforce that with arms, but also from its failure to consider what will happen should Washington attempt to do so." (Credit: Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 13, 2018
Major Papers Urge Trump to Kill Syrians, Risk World War III
Western governments accuse the Syrian government of carrying out a chemical weapon attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus. The World Health Organization says that, of 70 deceased persons they examined in the area, 43 had signs of being exposed to “highly toxic chemicals,” though whether the...
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The US military exists to fight wars. It is the most heavily armed, most violent organization in the world. (Photo: Domenico/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, April 09, 2018
US Isn’t Leaving Syria—but Media Lost It When Possibility Was Raised
At a rally in Cleveland last week, President Donald Trump said that the US will get out of Syria “very soon.” It is now clear that the 4,000 US troops currently occupying Syria ( Washington Post , 10/31/17 ) will in fact stay in Syria ( Independent , 4/4/18 ), even though keeping troops in another...
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Liberals, Conservatives Worry About Korean Peace Threat
Commentators across the spectrum of acceptable establishment opinion are alarmed by the possibility of peace breaking out on the Korean peninsula. Some oppose the idea of talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on principle. Washington Post columnist Jennifer...
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"According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are subjected to a military court system that “does not grant the right to due process and the rights derived from it,” whereas Israelis illegally colonizing the Occupied Territories have the rights and privileges of a civilian legal system." (Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Slapping an Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting a Palestinian Child in the Face
Israeli soldiers shot 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Tamimi point-blank in the face with a rubber-jacketed bullet on December 14, 2017, in Nabi Saleh, a small village in the occupied West Bank. The boy had to undergo six hours of surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma. An hour later,...
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