Fascinating Propaganda Case Study: McCarthyite Anti-Semitism Smears and Racism at the Guardian/Observer

This is not specifically about Scotland but is a fascinating and very articulate account of how propaganda operates in our allegedly ‘quality press’. Try searching for ‘second Scottish referendum’ and see the flurry of venomous pieces lying about the supposedly ‘weak’ Scottish economy. The Guardian, you might remember, supported the Iraq invasions and the No campaign in the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014. I know they do allow one or two dissident voices such as George Monbiot who supported Scottish Indepedence but this, in the context of the wider agenda, can be see as no more than ‘repressive tolerance’ as Marx would have had it. I strongly recommend a full read.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/22/mccarthyite-anti-semitism-smears-and-racism-at-the-guardianobserver/

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One thought on “Fascinating Propaganda Case Study: McCarthyite Anti-Semitism Smears and Racism at the Guardian/Observer

  1. broadbield March 23, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Thanks for this. I read most of it and found a lot to agree with. Their editorial position on the Referendum was for me the final straw and I no longer read the Guardian main section which I only buy on a Saturday anyway. Under their previous editor they moved ever rightwards and became increasingly like the Torygraph and Times and even on occasions the Mail. I was also sickened by the posturing of many of their columnists – a supercilious, condescending superiority.

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