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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Sunday, May 12, 2019
Distorting 'Democracy' in Venezuela Coverage
Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic ( 5/1/19 ) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.” The logical contradiction could scarcely be more pronounced: A wave of Friedman’s wand...
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When the gains that Chavismo made are erased from the story being told about the country, a distorted version of events is presented. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, February 21, 2019
US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains
Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the country’s story...
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Call this elision what it is: war propaganda. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela
The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country’s economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the US has strangled the Venezuelan economy ( FAIR.org , 3/22/18 ). Sister Eugenia Russian,...
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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Media Worried US Won't Occupy Syria Forever
In December, President Donald Trump said that he planned to withdraw the U.S. troops from Syria, which number between 2,000 and 4,000 . Trump's claim was widely condemned in corporate media, demonstrating the commentariat's shared belief in American benevolence toward other peoples, in Washington's...
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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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