Media Lens

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A site dedicated to exposing and illustrating western corporate media as closely following a 'Propaganda Model' that thoroughly vitiates its claims to being objective, impartial and 'free'

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Started: 2001

Owners: David Cromwell, David Edwards
In its own words:
"Media Lens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our world. We are convinced that the increasingly centralised, corporate nature of the media means that it acts as a de facto propaganda system for corporate and other establishment interests. The costs incurred as a result of this propaganda, in terms of human suffering and environmental degradation, are incalculable. ... Our aim is to raise awareness of the systemic failure of the corporate media to report the world honestly and accurately."

Wikispooks Comment

Media Lens was a major source of content and inspiration when setting up the Wikispooks site. It is highly recommended when researching Wikispooks related articles .

Media Lens is a website of note, not least because as of 18 May 2018 "Philip Cross" had made over 50% of the edits to its Wikipedia page, after which time he suddenly stopped.[1]


Documents sourced from Media Lens

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Ariel Sharon - War is PeacearticleIsrael
Ariel Sharon
Sabra and Shatila massacre
14 January 2014David EdwardsA review of how the western corporate media reported on the legacy of Ariel Sharon following his death in early January 2014, together with evidence of the unreported reality.
Document:BBC BombastarticleBBC/Propaganda11 July 2011David CromwellAn authoritative run-down on BBC News as a model propaganda mouthpiece for the dominant establishment narrative of UK foreign policy initiatives and involvements abroad. The article provides startling chapter and verse on a number of recent examples
Document:Filtering Sources On The Syrian WararticlePropaganda
Corporate media
2011 Syrian Insurgency
4 February 2014David EdwardsA cogent demonstration of the gross bias of the mainstream media in its coverage of the ongoing 2011 Syrian insurgency. It shows that they are immune to any lessons of their similarly mendacious reporting both before and during the 2003 Iraq war
Document:Gaslighting The Public: Serial Deceptions By The State-Corporate MediaArticleBoris Johnson
Laura Kuenssberg
Nick Robinson
Robert Peston
James Hansen
"Climate crisis"
John Schellnhuber
David CromwellOther than the ever-present risk of nuclear war, there is no greater threat to humanity than the climate crisis. And there is no more damning example of gaslighting by state-corporate media when they tell us we can trust governments and corporations to do what is required to avert catastrophe.
Document:Hacks and SpooksarticleCorporate media/Deep state control
UK/Deep state
3 March 2006Richard Keeble
Document:Putting Palestinians on a DietarticleGaza
Corporate media/Censorship
UnknownAbout the Israel blockade of Gaza and the manner in which the Western commercially-controlled media contrive to ignore it.
Document:The Dominant Grand Narrative Of Our TimearticlePropaganda
Corporate media
André Vltchek
27 January 2014David CromwellMainstream media spokesmen, journalists and reporters are corralled into supporting and promoting the Establishment 'Dominant Grand-Narrative of our Time' while most appear blissfully unaware of the gross deceptions their careers are harnessed too - 'a man cannot see what his livelihood requires him NOT to see' - as the saying goes
Document:The Propaganda ModelarticlePropaganda
Corporate media
5 October 2011David CromwellAn overview of the 'Propaganda Model' that accurately defines the nature of the western mainstream media. It also illustrates why "Commercially Controlled Media" is probably a better and more accurate term
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