John O'Day

John O'Day

John C. O’Day is a graduate philosophy student at Texas A&M.

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The problem of journalistic demarcation is no less ideologically motivated and, through their effort to discredit Assange and WikiLeaks, corporate media have snugly aligned themselves with the contemporary brokers of US imperial power against a journalistic movement. (Photo: Matt Dunham / AP) Views
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Corporate Media Have Second Thoughts About Exiling Julian Assange From Journalism
After British police arrested Julian Assange on April 11, the first instinct of corporate journalists was to perform a line-drawing exercise. In so doing, corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the US Department of Justice’s escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and...
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Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte (New York Times, 5/10/18) presents Trump and Bolton’s “deal” for Iran.(Patrick Chappatte/New York Times) Views
Monday, October 08, 2018
Trump Admin Follows Corporate Media Playbook for War With Iran
Three years ago, as Americans debated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran—popularly known as “the Iran deal”—I highlighted a troubling media trend on FAIR.org ( 8/20/15 ): “For nearly all commentators, regardless of their position, war is the...
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"By construing his domestic politics as the work of an unprincipled, unpredictable and increasingly dangerous tyrant, corporate media have illuminated the fact that there is only one remaining idea that makes a qualitative difference between the president’s nuclear arsenal and North Korea’s: American exceptionalism." (Photo: Kevin Lim/THE STRAITS TIMES/Handout/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Why Do US Media Only Worry About One Authoritarian’s Nukes?
The world waits with bated breath as a “ mad king ” descends on Singapore, his finger itching to press the launch button and totally destroy his adversaries. Few disagree that a “ radical and absolutist ” dictator who can “ use the power of the state to suppress the opposition while shielding...
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"While it might seem like friendly corporations are coming to the aid of activists in the debate over net neutrality, the truth is that for-profit, publicly traded corporations don’t have friends—they have interests, which they spend millions lobbying in Washington to defend," O'Day writes. Views
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Net Neutrality Reduced to Mogul vs. Mogul in Corporate Media's Shallow Coverage
A common refrain in popular news media is that net neutrality is just too boring and esoteric for ordinary people to be interested in. “Oh my god that is the most boring thing I’ve ever seen,” John Oliver (HBO, 6/1/14 ) once exclaimed after showing his audience a short clip from a government...
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