[Marxism] Fwd: [Critical-Syria] Re: NYU professor's FB postings

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 08:53:59 MDT 2016


who is the professor under discussion?

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:49 AM, Clay Claiborne via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> From: Terry&Andy <terryandy87 at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [Critical-Syria] Re: NYU professor's FB postings
> To: Clay Claiborne <clayclai at gmail.com>
> Cc: Nader Hashemi <naderalihashemi at gmail.com>, Ella Wind <
> ella.cwind at gmail.com>, Critical Syria <critical-syria at googlegroups.com>
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> Yes, that's the point - these sites are supporting Trump.  They are
> pro-Assad, pro-Russia, pro-Trump.  They exchange each others' articles and
> memes.  Some of them have no board of directors, no funding sources, no
> ads.  Some like globalresearch.ca have been around for awhile but others
> have just been around a couple of years.  They have influenced how people
> think on Syria and it seems they are also influencing people regarding the
> elections.  I have progressive friends who have occasionally posted one of
> their articles smearing Hillary.  They have contributed to increasing the
> negatives around Hillary with their hundreds of exaggerated stories.
>
> Where does their money come from?  You need staff to do a webpage, facebook
> page with new articles and memes every day.  The Anti-Media lists 22 people
> on their "team" and they have no ads, no grants, no visible sources for
> their funding.  Former staff from Mint Press thought the hundreds of
> thousands funding the organization came from the editor's father-in-law's
> Iranian connections.
>
> Russia does have a history of disinformation campaigns.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/world/europe/russia-
> sweden-disinformation.html?smid=fb-share
>
> We need articles that look at the disinformation on these sites and at
> least question where their funding comes from.
>
> Terry
>
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Clay Claiborne <clayclai at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > As you know, there are more sites like these - progressive on everything
> >> but Syria.  The Anti-Media, Free Thought Project are two.  Lately
> they've
> >> been bashing Hillary with lots of crazy conspiracy theory stuff,
> claiming
> >> she's armed ISIS, etc.   They equate Hillary with Trump and push Stein.
> >>
> >>>
> >>>
> > When they push Stein in progressive circles they are supporting Trump.
> > Its binary logic #NEVERHillary==POTUSTRUMP
> >
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> > On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:35 PM, Nader Hashemi <
> naderalihashemi at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> There are a lot of very sick people in this world....and this professor
> >> is one of them. Sadly, many on the Left are suffering from the same
> ethical
> >> illness....
> >>
> >> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Terry&Andy <terryandy87 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> It's interesting to note that his posts come from Russian sources (RT,
> >>> Sputnik) and then some of the fake progressive sites that have always
> been
> >>> pro-Assad.  TheDuran.com, 21st Century Wire, Mint Press News, Counter
> >>> Punch, Consortium News, Global Research, Your News Wire.  I know most
> of
> >>> you are aware of the problems with these sites.  It would be great if
> we
> >>> could get some articles exposing their pro-Assad/pro-Russia stance,
> lack of
> >>> any journalism standards, lack of transparency about funding.  They are
> >>> effective propaganda.
> >>>
> >>> Mint Press is located here.  Former staffers contacted me after I wrote
> >>> criticisms of Mint Press.  There is a lot of money behind it.  The
> staffers
> >>> guess Iranian because the editor's father-in-law is a well-connected
> >>> Iranian.  In 2013 there were 10 people on staff with reporters being
> paid
> >>> $38,000 a year.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosi
> >>> egray/the-inside-story-of-one-websites-defense-of-assad?utm_
> >>> term=.qdxkjVEZB#.wgQVPpW1v
> >>>
> >>> As you know, there are more sites like these - progressive on
> everything
> >>> but Syria.  The Anti-Media, Free Thought Project are two.  Lately
> they've
> >>> been bashing Hillary with lots of crazy conspiracy theory stuff,
> claiming
> >>> she's armed ISIS, etc.   They equate Hillary with Trump and push Stein.
> >>>
> >>> They have been very effective in shaping the narrative on Syria (and
> >>> lately on Hillary).  They overwhelm the more objective news on Syria by
> >>> their sheer volume.  When there are so many stories claiming the U.S.
> >>> created, armed and funded ISIS, the more complex truth gets lost.
> Where do
> >>> these sites get their funding?  Some of them have been around for
> awhile -
> >>> Counter Punch, Consortium News, Global Research - but a lot of the
> others
> >>> have been around only a couple years.  They don't have ads or
> foundations
> >>> or fundraisers.  Mint Press claims to be citizen funded but it took
> them a
> >>> couple months to raise just $7,000  - where have they gotten the other
> >>> hundreds of thousands?  https://www.indiegogo.com/pro
> >>> jects/behind-the-headline-w-mnar-muhawesh-indie-tv-show-news#/updates
> >>>
> >>> Somehow we need to expose the propaganda that is influencing how people
> >>> think about Syria.
> >>>
> >>> Terry
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Ella Wind <ella.cwind at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> That's really a shame. He's been one of the strongest faculty allies
> in
> >>>> the fights to unionize various workers at NYU. Always the most
> >>>> disappointing when someone who is so much on the right side of other
> issues
> >>>> holds such terrible views.
> >>>>
> >>>> On Monday, 26 September 2016 19:33:34 UTC-4, Idrees Ahmad wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This fellow is a professor of media at NYU and has appeared in docs
> >>>>> and events alongside Chomsky, Edward Said et al. This is only a
> selection
> >>>>> of his posts from the past 3 hours.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> [image: Inline image 5][image: Inline image 3][image: Inline image
> 8][image:
> >>>>> Inline image 9][image: Inline image 12][image: Inline image 1][image:
> >>>>> Inline image 6][image: Inline image 11][image: Inline image
> 10][image:
> >>>>> Inline image 7][image: Inline image 2][image: Inline image 4]
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> Dr. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
> >>>>> Lecturer in Digital Journalism
> >>>>> Communications, Media & Culture
> >>>>> School of Arts & Humanities
> >>>>> University of Stirling
> >>>>> Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland
> >>>>> *http://wp.me/PpCFZ-8VK <http://wp.me/PpCFZ-8VK>*
> >>>>>
> >>>>>   P U L S E
> >>>>> W: http://pulsemedia.org
> >>>>> Contact Me [image: Facebook]
> >>>>> <http://www.facebook.com/pages/P-U-L-S-E/76009623980>[image:
> Twitter]
> >>>>> <https://twitter.com/im_PULSE>[image: Blog RSS]
> >>>>> <http://feeds.feedburner.com/pulsemedia>
> >>>>> <http://fanonite.org/>
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